Ashiana Khan is seen in this undated handout photo. Ashiana Khan, a host with internet radio station Media Waves Communications in Surrey, B.C., says she has been outspoken about gang violence and on Saturday bullets were fired at her car. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Ashiana Khan *MANDATORY CREDIT*
SURREY, B.C. – A talk show host in Surrey, B.C., says bullets were fired at her car and her opinions on gang violence might be to blame.
Ashiana Khan is CEO of Media Waves Communications, an internet radio station that streams in English, Punjabi and Hindi. She hosts a show that tackles local and national social and political issues.
On Saturday night she was driving home from a family dinner when she heard a loud gunshot, she said. It felt like someone had hurled a rock at her vehicle, but when she heard a second shot, she realized it wasn’t a rock.
“I thought I was dead,” she recalled. “When I got to my senses, I started feeling my body, touching my body, (to see) if I’m alive or dead.”
Khan was so stunned she barely remembers speeding away and pulling over, she said, and it was only once she reached the roadside that she realized she wasn’t hurt. She called 911 and waited inside her car until police arrived, too terrified to get out.
Surrey RCMP confirmed they’re investigating an apparent shooting on Saturday night and the vehicle had damage consistent with being struck by bullets.
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