Shots ring out in Walnut Grove

Three people are facing charges after two men were injured during an attack at a legal medical grow operation in Walnut Grove Sunday afternoon.

Just after 3:30 p.m., RCMP responded to reports of shots fired in the 8300 block of 216th street. The road is a dead-end street north of Telegraph Trail.

An off-duty officer in the area noted the activity and accessed his police vehicle and radio to give other officers information.

There were also some officers from the Surrey RCMP detachment in the area for another investigation, and in combination those two factors led to a quick response, said Cpl. Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.

During the incident, several suspects tried to enter the grow operation. Two men associated with the medical marijuana grow were on the property at the time of the attack.

One of them was shot and received non-life threatening wounds, while the other was assaulted, said Marks.

The Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the Lower Mainland Police Dog Services were called in, and officers in both marked and unmarked cars spread out throughout nearby suburban Walnut Grove to seek out suspects.

One neighbour, who asked not to be named, said he saw a large number of police on Telegraph Trail to the west of 216th Street, some as far west as Alex Hope Elementary and its adjacent park.

After a foot chase through the area, several arrests were made, said Marks.

Charges are expected against a 23-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man, both from Surrey. They are in custody and the Crown prosecutor will be seeking to keep them there until their next court appearance, Marks said.

A third man, a 22-year-old also from Surrey, is also expected to be charged in relation to the attack.

A gun has been seized, and police believe they have identified all the suspects associated with the attack.

Officers were still at the scene gathering evidence on Monday, with a cruiser stationed for part of the morning at the intersection of 216th Street and Telegraph Trail, and another was in the driveway of a home on 216th Street.

Neighbours said they believed the home had been raided some years ago for hosting a marijuana grow operation, but Marks said the police did not have a record of an illegal grow op being busted there.

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