Surrey RCMP is updating the public that charges have been laid in relation to a shooting that occurred in the Guildford area earlier this year.
On March 23, 2022, at 9:30 p.m., Surrey RCMP received several calls reporting shots fired in the 15200-block of Flamingo Place. A 19-year-old victim was located and transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries (Media Release 2022-03-24).
On June 1, 2022, 20-year-old Benjamin Sultan Sabetnia of Coquitlam, BC was charged with aggravated assault, using a firearm in the commission of an offence, robbery with a firearm and discharging firearm with intent. He has been arrested and remains in custody awaiting his next court appearance.
This shooting took place within a residential neighbourhood in our community, causing grave concern to those who live in the area, says Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer Corporal Vanessa Munn.
Investigators recognize the importance of following the evidence in each case, and identifying those responsible so they can be brought before the courts.