06/09/2015 12:51 EDT | Updated 06/09/2016 05:59 EDT

Earls restaurant shooting investigated by Surrey RCMP

Police are investigating after there were multiple shots fired near an Earls restaurant in Surrey, with bullets striking the building but not apparently injuring anyone.

Patrons were still on the patio of the restaurant when the possible shooting happened at about 9 p.m. PT last night near the intersection of 72nd Ave. and 120th St.

Surrey RCMP Cpl. Jeff Milliard said it's too early in the investigation to connect the shots fired with a string of drug-related shootings in Surrey.

"Right now the incident is still under investigation. We have no victims. But the incident does appear to be targeted."

In a statement on Twitter, Earls Restaurant said there was minor damage to an exterior wall but no guests or staff were injured.

It is offering guests who may have been affected by the shooting access to professional counselling services.