Victim of Surrey shooting found under Patullo Bridge may have life-threatening injuries: RCMP

A man is being treated in hospital for what police describe as "potentially life-threatening injuries" following a shooting in Surrey early Monday morning.

Mounties say they were called to the Patullo Bridge area after an injured man was discovered underneath.

The man, who was found shortly after 1 a.m., has been taken to hospital with what appear to be gunshot wounds.

The RCMP said in a news release officers believe he wasn't shot where he was found, but instead was wounded in an incident outside Brownsville Pub on Old Yale Road.

Mounties said part of their investigation will include how he got to the bridge, though it's not far from the pub, as it will help to determine the timeline.

"If the person was driven, for example, to the bridge, it would change the timing of when they were shot," Surrey RCMP Sgt. Elenore Sturko said during a media availability Monday afternoon.

They said they believe he was targeted, and that the victim was known to police, but did not provide further details Monday morning.

Sturko said police are investigating the victim's connections in the community. The man, who has not been publicly identified, has associations to criminal activity, she said, but did not say whether he has any links to local gangs.

"While the shooting in public certainly would put the public at risk while it is unfolding, we don't believe that there is an ongoing risk to the public at this time in that area," she said.

The RCMP is seeking witnesses or anyone with dash-cam video captured near the pub.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey detachment, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously.

The detachment is also looking for information on a drive-by shooting on Saturday afternoon in Surrey.

Mounties said the shooting was from one vehicle to another near 128th Street and 60th Avenue.

No one was injured, but Sturko called it "very concerning" as police have not determined whether it was targeted.