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Mountie and suspect exchange gun fire in Surrey

Gunfire was exchanged between police and a man believed to be attempting to break into a Whalley business this week.

RCMP were called to the Dell Shopping Mall at 8:45p.m., Thursday after reports of a man trying to pry open the door of a business at the mall.

The first officer on scene approached the suspect, who turned and fired a weapon at the RCMP member.

The Mountie repositioned himself and fired back.

The suspect then dropped his weapon and was taken into custody without further incident.

No one was harmed in the exchange of gunfire, but the suspect was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure.

Police seized a number of pieces of evidence from the scene including one firearm.

Surrey RCMP contacted the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) in relation to this matter; however, they are not investigating as no one was injured.

Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit is conducting an investigation and no further information is available at this time.

A 24-year-old Surrey man remains in custody and is expected to appear in Surrey Provincial Court on a date yet to be determined.

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