AT around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday (October 22), RCMP officers with the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment received a report of a male who had been seriously injured in the area of Fletcher Street and Yale Road in downtown Chilliwack. Frontline officers arrived to find a 27-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to hospital where he remains on life support, but is not expected to survive.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has now taken conduct of the investigation. IHIT investigators are in Chilliwack, working closely with the RCMP detachment’s serious crime unit to gather evidence both at the crime scene and in the surrounding area. No suspect is in custody at this time.
“The victim in this case was known to police,” said IHIT Constable Harrison Mohr. “This appears to have been a targeted shooting, although our investigators are still looking into whether the victim had any direct connections to gangs or the drug trade. We have no reason to believe the general public is at risk.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or email [email protected]
Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).