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RCMP investigate after daylight shooting in Surrey, B.C.

Investigators are pictured near a vehicle at the 8400 block of 120 Street after a shooting in Surrey on Friday. (Ben Nelms/CBC - image credit)
Investigators are pictured near a vehicle at the 8400 block of 120 Street after a shooting in Surrey on Friday. (Ben Nelms/CBC - image credit)

One person was hospitalized after a shooting on Friday afternoon in Surrey, B.C., according to RCMP.

Surrey RCMP said in a Friday statement that they responded to reports of gunshots just after 1:30 p.m. PT Friday near the intersection of 120 Street and 84 Avenue.

They said they found a man who was seriously injured from gunshot wounds, and he was subsequently taken to hospital.

Around half an hour later, police said, they found a vehicle on fire near the 9900 block of 179 Street, some distance from the shooting location. Mounties say that further investigation would be needed to link the two incidents.

The shooting resulted in road closures around the site of the shooting. A CBC News reporter on the scene reported seeing a black car heavily damaged by gunfire.

A Surrey Police Services officer stands next to a Surrey RCMP officer near a vehicle at 8400 block of 120 Street after a shooting in Surrey, British Columbia on Friday, February 2, 2024.
A Surrey Police Services officer stands next to a Surrey RCMP officer near a vehicle at 8400 block of 120 Street after a shooting in Surrey, British Columbia on Friday, February 2, 2024.

A Surrey Police Services officer stands next to a Surrey RCMP officer near the site of the shooting. Roads were closed around the location of the shooting for hours afterward. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

It's the second shooting in as many days in Surrey, following an overnight shooting at a Sikh activist's home early Thursday morning.

Police are asking anyone with more information on the Friday afternoon shooting to contact them.