Surrey RCMP officers duck and cover from BB gunfire

Image Credit: File photo

After Surrey RCMP officers were shot at from a BB gun, they did seize firearm following the incident.

Shortly after 4:30 a.m. on June 26, Surrey RCMP officers were walking in the 6400 block of King George Boulevard, when they were shot at by a BB gun, according to an RCMP media release.

The officers were able to find cover and call for backup, and were not injured.

The officers determined the shots were coming from a nearby residence about a block away, and several people were called out of the home one at a time and detained. No charges have been laid.

An actual firearm and ammunition was located inside the residence and seized.

RCMP said the investigation continues, but investigators believe the officers were the "intended targets of the BB gun shots."

There is no evidence the public was at risk as a result of the incident.

"It’s concerning for us that our officers were fired upon while on foot in the community, and we’re thankful that none of our officers, or any members of the public were injured," Surrey RCMP operations officer Supt. Manly Burleigh said in the release.

"I am also very pleased with the professional and methodical response of our officers. They did a great job de-escalating what could have turned into a very dangerous situation."


To contact a reporter for this story, email Carli Berry or call 250-864-7494 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

Tags: Carli Berry

THOMPSON: Wear a mask for the right reasons
  OPINION Last week, as I was standing with about 15 shoppers at my local grocery store - each six feet from one another - a woman wearing a mask behind me in the queue caught my eye and said, “Thank you for weari
Vineyards at The Rise.
Why Vernon doesn't have any wineries... yet
Making your way from one winery to the next, half-a-dozen sips at a time, has become the quintessential thing to do on a sunny afternoon for those living in the Interior. With the Okanagan Valley having more than 80 per cent of the entire p

Top News