Surrey Mounties believe a stabbing in Newton late Wednesday night that sent a man to hospital with potentially life-threatening wounds was “targeted” and connected to drug trafficking.
While police cordoned off the Strawberry Hill Esso gas station at 76th Avenue and 128th Street with yellow barricade tape, Corporal Elenore Sturko said Thursday that investigators have not yet determined where the stabbing took place.
“It wasn’t necessarily at that location,” she told the Now-Leader
Police have deemed there to be “no risk to the public” as a result of the “targeted” nature of this crime, Sturko said.
Police still guarding scene of stabbing at Strawberry Hill Esso at 76 Avenue and 128 Street overnight. Police saying nothing at the scene except that one person was taken to hospital. #surreybc pic.twitter.com/JnC22jhezf
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The victim was found shortly before 10 p.m. Sturko said he is in stable condition.
She declined to reveal if an arrest has been made.
“We are making progress on this investigation,” she said.
Police are asking witnesses or anyone with information to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.