Police investigate after a man was found dead at about 12:45 a.m. Tuesday morning (April 7) in the 8800 block of 138A Street, just north of Bear Creek Park. (Photos: Shane MacKichan)

Police investigate after a man was found dead at about 12:45 a.m. Tuesday morning (April 7) in the 8800 block of 138A Street, just north of Bear Creek Park. (Photos: Shane MacKichan)

Whalley

One man dead after overnight shooting in Surrey

Police say man found dead at the scene at about 12:45 a.m. in 8800 block of 138A Street

One man is dead after an overnight shooting in Whalley.

Surrey RCMP say the man was found dead at the scene at about 12:45 a.m. Tuesday morning (April 7) in the 8800 block of 138A Street, just north of Bear Creek Park.

Police say the initial indications are that this was a targeted shooting.

In a release sent Tuesday morning, RCMP said the area surrounding the scene will be cordoned off for a “significant amount” of time. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is working in partnership with Surrey RCMP.

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This is the fifth report of shots fired in 2020. It is second homicide of 2020 and the first fatal shooting of the year in Surrey.

In Surrey’s first homicide of the year, on Jan. 2, 39-year-old Jason Stanley Wells was found dead in a Newton strip mall parking lot after reports of a fight just before 1 a.m. Michael James Petronio, 33, was charged with second-degree murder in Wells’ death.

Anyone with information on Tuesday morning’s shooting is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or, to make an anonymous report, contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or solvecrime.ca, quoting file number 2020-51562.

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