Senior charged in ‘targeted’ South Surrey shooting

Senior charged in ‘targeted’ South Surrey shooting

70-year-old Surrey resident in court Tuesday

A 70-year-old man has been charged in connection with a “targeted shooting” in South Surrey Saturday.

Around 7:15 p.m. June 3, police responding to a report of a shooting in the1300-block of 176 Street found one man with non-life-threatening injuries. He was allegedly shot by another man who was still in the area, leading police to shut down 176 Street between 8 and 16 avenues while a police negotiator attempted to contact the suspect.

The incident was resolved just before midnight Saturday.

Tuesday morning, police announced that Surrey resident Kenneth Turpin, 70, remains in custody, charged with aggravated assault and intent to injure while using a firearm.

Turpin was to appear in Surrey Provincial Court on Tuesday morning.