Police have closed 130 Street between 64th and 68th Avenue and say it will remain that way for "a significant amount of time."
According to Surrey School District, the school was in a lockout for about 25 minutes, ending at about 2:45 p.m.
Officials closed the road between 64th and 68th Avenue to the public, and said it would be cordoned off for some time while the investigation proceeded.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called to the scene and is working with the Surrey RCMP.
Mounties in Surrey closed off several blocks of a residential neighbourhood after the incident, which happened in the 6700-block of 130th Street.
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Mounties were called to the 6700 block of 130th Street shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday for reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they found a victim suffering from gunshot wounds.
"Despite all attempts to revive the individual they succumbed to their injuries," police said in a statement.
Blood was visible from the air above the scene, and the mans body could be seen under a tarp near the house.
Few details have been provided about the incident, but police said their initial investigation suggests it was not random.
As they investigate, theyve asked the public to avoid the area of 130th Street between 64th and 68th avenues.
The area surrounding the scene has been cordoned off and will remain blocked for a "significant amount of time," they said.
Anyone with more information is asked to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or [email protected] Tips can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers.