Homicide investigators have now taken over the case after the death of a woman injured Tuesday night in a shooting in Surrey, B.C.
A social media message from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team confirmed the unnamed victim died in hospital.
The recent homicide in Guildford is not believed to be gang-motivated.— IHIT (@HomicideTeam) May 5, 2021
Man in custody is in his 20s and well known to police. 20yo female victim was not.
Update in Surrey: the female victim of a shooting last night in the Guildford neighbourhood has died. IHIT is now investigating.— IHIT (@HomicideTeam) May 5, 2021
Surrey RCMP say officers responded to reports of shots fired in a residential neighbourhood of northeast Surrey just before 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Officers located the victim and arrested a man a short distance away.
Police have not confirmed a motive for the attack.
It's the latest in a string of targeted shootings in Metro Vancouver in recent days, including separate daytime attacks outside busy shopping malls in Delta and Langley, but police have not linked any of the violent incidents.