Surrey RCMP say a 32-year-old Surrey resident has been charged in connection to a shooting in City Centre on Jan. 9. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Charges laid in Surrey shooting that left teen with serious injuries

Police say the incident was targeted, but the victim is ‘not believed to be the intended target’

Surrey RCMP say a 32-year-old Surrey resident has been charged in connection to the shooting of a teen in City Centre on Jan. 9.

Rajinder Sandhu, police said in a news release Wednesday (March 6), is facing six charges which includes: attempted murder, discharging a firearm with intent, discharging a restricted firearm, possession of a restricted firearm, possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition and unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

Police said Sandhu remains in custody at this time.

RELATED: Teen shot after Jeep crashes into van, Surrey RCMP say

Around 11:15 p.m. on Jan. 9, Surrey RCMP said it responded to reports that a 17-year-old boy was “seriously injured in a shooting outside of a townhouse complex.”

Surrey RCMP Frontline officers responded and found evidence “consistent with shots being fired as well as a motor vehicle collision,” Surrey RCMP said in the release.

Shortly after, RCMP said, a man was arrested and taken into police custody.

Surrey RCMP said that investigators “believe this was a targeted incident which stemmed from an earlier dispute between parties known to one another.” But police said the victim in the incident “was not believed to be the intended target.”

Police also said the Jan. 9 shooting is “not believed to be related to gang activity or the drug trade.”

Anyone with information or who witnessed this incident, who has not yet spoken with police, is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-8477 or go to solvecrime.ca.



lauren.collins@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Lauren on Twitter

Just Posted

City shifts proposed transit station to King George after cancellation of LRT

Council to consider Newton Town Centre plan in fall

VIDEO: Plane makes forced landing on Highway 17 in Surrey

Police say no one was injured and no damage to aircraft or vehicles

Nearly 200 motorcycles take off from Cloverdale for Brenden’s Ride

Annual fundraiser supports programs that empower people with disabilities

Surrey Schools estimates $350K for tampon, pad dispenser installation

District aims to have equipment set up by October or November

Mother charged in connection with August 2017 death of Surrey teen granted bail

Manjit Kaur Deo appeared in B.C. Supreme Court Friday afternoon

VIDEO: First Nations, developer call for return and protection of sacred B.C. burial site

Dozens of First Nations leaders gather on grassy plateau to call on action by provincial government

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

Teen stabbed after end-of-night limo dispute in downtown Vancouver

A young man, 19, is in serious condition following a dispute between two groups

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

Revamped B.C. Lions set to battle veteran Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The Lions’ first test of the season will be a big one

No business case for Trans Mountain expansion, says former environment minister

Cabinet is expected to announce its decision on the expansion of the Alberta-to-B.C. pipeline by Tuesday

LETTER: British Columbia’s forest industry crisis being made worse

Andrew Wilkinson warns of regulatory overload by John Horgan’s NDP

Convicted B.C. child abductor Randall Hopley back in custody 6 months after release

Correctional Services Canada could not provide further details due to privacy concerns

Most Read

l -->