Video captures violence and chaos in Surrey neighbourhood – Nelson Star

Video captures violence and chaos in Surrey neighbourhood - Nelson Star
RCMP investigating after bizarre head-on collision and street fight put 3 in hospital
Police are investigating a car chase and brawl that broke out on a Surrey cul-de-sac Saturday and left three people in hospital.

The violence erupted in the area of 135A Street and 88A Avenue, on a street full of families, and involved at least a dozen people and five vehicles.

A surveillance camera mounted at a nearby home captured a group of men chasing each other down the street, jumping in and out of cars, and brandishing some kind of weapon.

Surrey RCMP Cpl. Elenore Sturko confirmed with Daily Hive that police are aware of – and investigating– the incident, but said police wont be making any further comment at this time.

Police investigate Surrey street battle with possible gang links

At one point, a man can be seen getting hit by a car and flying through the air. He appears to tumble and stagger away out of the view of the camera.

RCMP are investigating after an alleged kidnapping attempt by a semi-truck driver in Surrey recently was caught on video and shared on social media.

"It looks like a Hollywood [movie]," said Mohinder Shergill, a neighbour whod seen the video. "It was really crazy."

However, this reportedly didnt work for very long, as the driver left and then came back after pushed her down and stole her phone.

"You probably wont find people that are shocked here, unfortunately," Brenda Cherry said. "You just have to hope that no one innocent gets hurt.

Surrey RCMP said officers were dispatched to the area after receiving multiple 911 reports of "vehicles driving dangerously and people fighting in the street" at around 7:45 p.m.

In the video of the incident, the girl can be heard protesting the mans efforts, repeatedly and frantically yelling no.

They arrived to find three men hurt, two with minor injuries and one in serious condition. A Nissan Maxima and Ford Taurus were also at the scene, and officers seized them for their investigation.

The cause of the chaotic brawl hasnt been determined, but authorities said it might be gang-related.

The man, however, seems undeterred by her protests, telling the girl I will grab you, and I will drive you.

"Police believe the parties involved in this occurrence are known to each other and this may be linked to the Lower Mainland gang conflict," Surrey RCMP said in a news release. It isnt clear if the violence is fueled by the drug trade or something else.

Ackimenko writes that the girl was luckily filming the whole incident, which seemed to spook the driver off.

Police say theyre looking for three other vehicles, including a red Dodge Caravan, a black Volkswagen Jetta and a burgundy Honda Accord.

Ackimenko explains that she managed to send the video of the abduction attempt just before the phone was stolen.

Cpl. Elenore Sturko said no one has been arrested in connection with the brawl, and that its too early to call the men who were found injured at the scene suspects. She called the behaviour shocking and the incident "very concerning" for police.

“We’re spending a lot of time and energy on creating our own police department, but the simple fact is that whether we have the RCMP, or our own Surrey Police Department, we’re short about 300 officers for a city of our size,” Annis said. “But changing the badge isn’t going to change the problem. We need to be able to get these young people before they actually get involved in this kind of lifestyle and provide some help to them and their family so they don’t go in this direction.”

"Its a good thing we dont see things like this very often," she said. "Were taking it very seriously, and asking anyone with information to give us a call.

"Im not feeling safe with my kids on these streets anymore," her neighbour Shergill added.

While some people reported possible shots fired during the confrontation, police confirmed there was no gunfire in the area.

Anyone with information on what happened or the identities of the other people involved is asked to call the Surrey RCMP detachment or Crime Stoppers.

RCMP are investigating after what appeared to be a car chase led to a street fight in what neighbours describe as an ordinarily quiet neighbourhood in Surrey, B.C., on Saturday.

UNDATED — Surveillance footage of an incident of dangerous driving and assault involving multiple individuals and vehicles and males in the Newton area on Saturday night. (For Kim Bolan story) [PNG Merlin Archive] PNG

Multiple people called 911 after several vehicles were seen speeding down a residential street in the area of 135A and 88 Avenue around 7:45 p.m. PT. 

The footage shows one person struck by a vehicle as other cars chase each other. Passengers hop out of one of the vehicles and pursue others on foot, running in and out of yards and jumping over fences.

Security video supplied to CBC News shows a number of cars driving down the road before a black vehicle drives back in the opposite direction. That car jumps the curb to avoid oncoming traffic, but hits another vehicle head-on after veering back onto the pavement.

In the video, passengers jump out of both cars involved in the collision. One runs onto a nearby lawn, where he's struck by a third vehicle. He flies through the air, lands on top of the car and the other men eventually run away.

WARNING: Graphic content. This video shows the man being struck after a head-on collision between two other cars:

Police in Surrey are investigating a chaotic street battle involving car and foot chases and an assault in Newton on Saturday night.

On Monday, RCMP said responding officers found three men who were allegedly involved in the incident. All three were taken to hospital — one with serious injuries and two with minor injuries. 

One person captured on a home’s surveillance video looks like he is carrying a gun. Another has a black baton-like item.

"We thought someone hit the house," she said Monday, describing the bang she heard when the cars collided.

Despite what looks like a shot being fired in one of the videos, Sturko said police have confirmed there was no gunfire.

Brown said Mounties were in the neighbourhood until  at least 1 a.m., combing the area with flashlights and K9 dogs before tow trucks came to move several cars off the street.

"It looks like a movie or actors, so it doesn't look like something that happens in front of my house," said Mohinder Shergill, who also lives nearby and heard about what happened from another neighbour.

"Usually, my kids, we're playing out here … it feels very scary, these things happening in the daytime in this residential quiet area," he added.

Police believe the people involved in the incident are known to each other and that the incident may be linked to gang conflict in the Lower Mainland.

The investigation is ongoing and investigators are looking for the other individuals and the following vehicles: 

An RCMP statement said initial reports indicated shots had been fired in the incident, but police confirmed that no shots were fired.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers if they wish to remain anonymous.