Man shot in Whalley

A fight turned ugly when a man was shot in the chest outside the Front Room Drop-in Centre.

Emergency crews tend to a man shot in the chest on 135 A Street in Whalley Thursday morning.

Emergency crews tend to a man shot in the chest on 135 A Street in Whalley Thursday morning.

A Surrey man is in critical condition after being shot in North Surrey early Thursday morning.

Police were called to a fight outside the Front Room Drop in Centre at 10667 135A St. at about 12:30 a.m. RCMP believe the altercation may have started in the parking lot of the Whalley legion, which had closed at 7 p.m.

When police arrived to find a 31-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to hospital where he remains in life-threatening condition.

Police believe that the incident was targeted and not gang-related, but more will be known as the investigation continues.

The victim is known for drug offenses and property crime both in Surrey and Vancouver.

Police are looking for a dark-coloured sports car observed leaving the area at a high speed. Anyone who may have witnessed anything related to this incident is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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