Two Surrey men face seven weapons offences after shots fired in Guildford

A pair of men face seven weapons-related charges in connection with a report of shots fired in Surrey on Wednesday night.

People living in the Guildford area called 911 at 6:40 p.m. after hearing multiple gun shots in the 14000 block of 115A Avenue.

Surrey RCMP responded and made three arrests.

One individual was released, while two men from Surrey were detained and have now been formally charged with seven criminal offences.

Christopher Boucher, 30, has been charged with four firearms offences, while Jamie Timbs, 42, is facing three counts.

“Thanks to the detailed information provided by witnesses and quick response by our Frontline officers, we were able to apprehend the suspects quickly,” said Supt. Elija Rain, with Surrey RCMP’s investigative services team. “Members of our General Investigation Unit believe that this was a targeted incident related to a personal dispute. We do not believe it was related to the Lower Mainland gang conflict.”

The incident was Surrey’s first shots fired investigation of 2019. The RCMP says the city experienced 38 shots fired incidents in 2018, a 36 per cent decrease from 2017 and a 57 per cent reduction since 2015.

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