One man arrested following targeted shooting near Surrey elementary school

Posted on: June 29th, 2019 by
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UPDATE: Oct. 15, 2015 – One of the young men wanted in connection with a targeted shooting near a Surrey elementary school that sent a 22-year-old man to hospital has now been arrested.

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At approximately 2 a.m. this morning, a Surrey RCMP General Duty officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a red Ford Mustang in the area of 146 Street and 76 Avenue. The vehicle fled from the officer and was last seen travelling northbound on 146 Street before it was involved in a collision with an unoccupied vehicle nearby.

Two men were seen fleeing the vehicle. Multiple police units were dispatched to the scene, including police dogs and, as a result, two people believed to be the driver and passenger were arrested and taken into custody.

One of the suspects was identified as Amarpreet Samra, who was wanted for charges of attempt to commit murder and intentionally discharge a firearm in relation to a shooting incident that occurred in the Strawberry Hill area.

Surrey RCMP is still appealing to the public for information on the whereabouts of Shakiel Basra, the outstanding suspect. Basra is described as a 21-year-old South Asian male, 6’3”, 150 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.

The victim in the shooting on Sept. 15, who is known to police, was sent to Royal Columbian Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say some of the shots hit Strawberry Hill Elementary School and possibly a nearby house.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP’s tipline 604-915-6566 or their local police.


Amarpreet Samra, 21.

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Shakiel Basra, 21.

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Surveillance photo of the Jeep police want to find in connection with the shooting.

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Amarpreet Samra (L) and Shakiel Singh Basra (R) are facing two charges each — attempt to commit murder, and intentionally discharging a firearm.

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Stock image of a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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