Police secured a house and barn near 216 Street and Telegraph Trail Sunday.

Updated: Two wounded in Walnut Grove shooting incident

Suspects in custody; several blocks cordoned off Sunday afternoon

The normally quiet Walnut Grove neighbourhood of Forest Hills became a scene out of a crime movie, with K9 units, police armed with high-powered rifles and eventually the arrest of several people, who were chased on foot on Sunday afternoon.

Around 3:30 p.m., police swarmed the area, cordoning off several blocks along 216 Street between 88 Avenue and Telegraph Trail. Numerous people out walking were told to stay away.

Police were on a foot chase with suspects involved in a shooting and assault that took place just beforehand, at a property in the 8300 block of 216 Street, said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Marks.

An off-duty officer happened to be in the area when the shooting took place and relayed information to police who were en route, said Marks.

On top of that, several Surrey RCMP officers were already in the area, working on another investigation.

The property where the shooting took place was housing a licensed medicinal marijuana grow operation.

The grow-op was the likely target for several suspects who came onto the property and shot one man and assaulted another, said Marks.

The two victims connected to the grow-op were taken to hospital and both will be OK, she said.

An older wooden house sits on the property, with a larger barn-like structure behind it.

Several arrests were made in relation to the day’s events – some after a foot chase through Walnut Grove.

Fortunately, Police Dog Services and the Emergency Response Team were able to help in apprehending the suspects, said Marks.

Police seized a firearm as part of the investigation. Langley RCMP will be recommending a number of charges for a 23-year-old female and a 29-year-old male, both from Surrey. They are currently in custody and the Crown prosecutor will be seeking for them to stay in custody until their next court appearance. It is anticipated charges will be recommended for a third individual, a 22-year-old Surrey male. He is known to police.

Officers were back at the marijuana grow-op property Monday with a search warrant for the premises, to help gather further evidence, said Marks.

– with files from Dan Ferguson

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