The city has seen 31 shootings so far in 2016.
"More and more there are kids who come from affluent families who have the same draw and pull as the kids doing it out of necessity."
The federal government is also committing $3.5 million over five years for a gang reduction program.
Then comes the day that your kid doesn't have the money to buy the pot they feel they need. Someone will tell them that is OK, here is some pot to sell to your friends, and that is how it begins.
14 of 22 shootings in six weeks are linked to a dispute between gangs of South Asian and Somalian descent, said police.
Arun Bains, 22, who was known to have links to drugs, was killed Sunday in the most recent flare-up of violence.
The cases appear to be connected to low-level drug crime rather than organized gangs, said police.
Jamie Bacon didn't even see the two guys on the street in front of the Surrey house at about one in the morning on April 13. But as he drove his Corvette into the driveway, the two men sent a cascade of .45-caliber shells at him. Five shells hit the car, seven penetrated the garage door. Jamie instinctively leapt from the car, which continued to roll until it hit the house. As the two assailants ran away, Jamie pulled out a Glock handgun and fired four shots at them.
Surrey, B.C. has in the past experienced an inordinate number of crimes, particularly related to carjacking and violent gang-related offences. It truly beats me why crime is at all funny, but nonetheless people have felt the need to joke about the ever growing city, making it the butt of most jokes in the Lower Mainland. But seriously, enough is enough.
Jaskaran Singh Sandhu who was found dead this week in a rural area in Surrey, B.C. survived a different targeted attack last year. Sandhu, 26, was identified by the RCMP on Tuesday, a day after his bo...