House shot up in South Surrey, vehicle torched soon after: RCMP

© Provided by Vancouver Sun File photo of an RCMP vehicle at night.

A South Surrey home was shot up shortly after midnight Sunday before a vehicle sped away and appears to have been torched about five kilometres away.

It happened in the 2600-block of 176th Street at about 12:30 a.m. Police officers spoke to a homeowner who spotted bullet holes in the exterior of the residence, but no one was injured.

“Within minutes of the initial report of shots fired, Surrey RCMP received the report of a vehicle fully engulfed in flames near 28th Avenue and 194A Street,” said Const. Gurvinder Ghag in a news release.

It turned out the torched vehicle had been reported stolen in Kelowna, and given the timing and proximity of the two incidents, police think it must be linked to the shooting.

Police are canvassing the area and seeking surveillance footage and more witnesses.

Investigators “believe the shooting is targeted and are looking at connections to the Lower Mainland gang conflict,” said Ghag.

Anyone with information or dash-cam footage from the area is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-222-8477 or .

Source: Vancouver Sun