Shooting near Surrey, B.C., elementary school leaves one dead, one injured

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SURREY, B.C. - One person has died and another was seriously injured after a double-shooting near an elementary school and park in Surrey, B.C.

The incident on Friday evening occurred just after the province's public safety minister Mike Morris made a statement reassuring the public that police are working tirelessly to try to put an end to a recent string of gang-related violence.

Police have linked two killings and several shootings this month in Metro Vancouver to gang involvement.

Photos from the scene in Surrey on social media show what appears to be a body covered by a yellow tarp falling out of a vehicle that had a window blown out.

The RCMP's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over the case, but has not yet released details about what happened or whether the shooting was gang-related.

There have been 56 shootings in Surrey this year.

(CKWX, The Canadian Press)

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