February 13, 2012, at 1:35 pm, the Chilliwack RCMP responded to a call
of a shots fired complaint at the Sto:lo Nation located at 7201 Vedder
The Upper Fraser Valley RCMP are confirming that a single shot was fired
from a distance through a window into a second floor administrative
building. The scene was contained to one office area and the Lower
Mainland District Forensic Services attended for examination purposes.
The scene was released at 4:05 pm.
chopper circles overhead as RCMP attempt to piece together what
Initially, there was indication the building was in "lock down" after
police arrived on scene. This, however was not the case. Some employees
were asked by police to stay for the purpose of interviewing, however if
they weren't required to provide a statement they were free to leave.
The scene was contained for evidentiary purposes.
"Thankfully no one was injured," said Corporal Tammy Hollingsworth. "At
this point, there is no indication this was targeted. If this was an
accidental discharge of a firearm we are asking that person to contact
Chilliwack RCMP Serious Crime Section and the UFVRD First Nations
Policing Unit are diligently working this active investigation. There
are no further details available as investigators are still in the
preliminary stages. Anyone with information is asked to call the
Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477
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