Investigators continue to work at a site on 196th Street, just north of 68th Avenue where three homes were damaged by gunshots and police discovered weapons, explosives and precursors for drug production. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Shots fired at Clayton homes uncovers weapons, explosives, and more

Police were contacted about damage to three homes and it turned out to be gunshots.

Criminals gave the police a two-for-one special in Clayton this weekend. A report of property damage became something much bigger.

Surrey Mounties responded to a call of damage to a home in the 6800 block of 196th Street, the border between Surrey and Langley.

According to police, the damage had occurred the previous day. Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scott Schumann said the damage was “consistent with gun shots.”

“At scene, police observed three residences had been struck by bullets. Thankfully no one was injured in the incident,” he noted.

As police investigated, they came across weapons, explosives and ingredients for drug production.

So the Surrey RCMP general investigation unit called in the Surrey srug unit and the BC RCMP explosives disposal unit.

The RCMP issued a statement saying the preliminary investigation has determined that the scene is not a risk to the public. Traffic was allowed to come and go along 196th and pedestrians are able to walk along the Langley side of 196th Street.

“Investigators will remain on scene until the area is made safe,” Schumann said. “A careful and methodical examination of the buildings is required. Officers will be canvassing the neighbourhood in the hopes of locating potential witnesses. At this time no suspects have been identified.”

The RCMP would like to hear from anyone with information on this.

People can call the Surrey detachment at 604-599-0502, any other police office, or the CrimeStoppers tip line at 1-800-222-8477 to submit anonymous information. CrimeStoppers also has an online option at www.solvecrime.ca.

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Investigators continue to work at a site on 196th Street, just north of 68th Avenue where three homes were damaged by gunshots and police discovered weapons, explosives and precursors for drug production. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)