Feature Story                                                                                          Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Gunplay At Stó:lō Nation

Mounties confirm 'single shot' fired at office

Released by Cpl. T. Hollingsworth, Chilliwack RCMP


Police lock down Stó:lō Nation compound on Vedder Rd after a shots fired call Monday afternoon.


n 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 Road.

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.

A police chopper circles overhead as RCMP attempt to piece together what happened.

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 us."

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 (TIPS).



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