Feature Story Saturday, Sept 3, 2016
Chilliwack Central Murder
IHIT looks to the public for clues after "targeted" shootings Friday
Cpl. Meghan Foster, IHIT/Voice photos
Police barricaded Chilliwack Central and Banford Rd. Friday after shootings. Below, an ambulance moves in after police secure the area.
n September 2, 2016, just before 8 P.M., the Chilliwack RCMP received a report of shots fired in the area of the 48000-block of Chilliwack Central Road.
Uniformed officers arrived at the scene and located two victims who had suffered gunshot wounds. One of the victim’s succumbed to their injuries, and the second victim was transported to hospital by the BC Ambulance Service with life-threatening injuries.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called, and has taken conduct of the investigation. IHIT is working closely with the Chilliwack RCMP to process the evidence, and the area surrounding the scene will be cordoned off for a significant amount of time.
RCMP on-scene Friday. Chilliwack firefighters wait for the area to be secured after shootings before moving in.
“The investigation is in its infancy, but from the evidence gathered so far the shooting appears to be targeted, and not a random act of violence,” said Cpl. Meghan FOSTER, IHIT, in a release Saturday.
The victim’s names will be not released as the next of kin has yet to be notified.
IHIT is asking that anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-4448 (IHIT), or if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at www.solvecrime.ca.
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