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Police investigating Friday night gunfire in Surrey after a spate of shootings

04/18/2015 03:09 EDT | Updated 07/05/2015 08:59 EDT
SURREY, B.C. - Police are investigating more gunfire in Surrey, B.C., amid a recent spate of shootings in the city east of Vancouver.

Surrey RCMP say they received several 911 calls at around 11:15 p.m. Friday reporting hearing multiple gun shots near 65th Avenue and 121st Street.

Witnesses described hearing several shots and seeing several vehicles, including a small newer grey import car and a dark coloured sedan, driving away from the area.

Mounties say no nearby residences or vehicles appear to have been struck by bullets, although officers found a spent shell casing near the intersection.

Surrey RCMP did not say whether the shooting is connected to other recent gunfire, which investigators believe is the result of a turf war in the low-level drug trade.

Mounties say two groups of Sikh and Somali descent are responsible for at least 11 recent shootings in Surrey and nearby Delta, B.C.