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Abbotsford home allegedly targeted by gunfire twice within 48 hours

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Vincent Plana Jun 10, 2019 12:18 pm

Police are investigating after a home in Abbotsford was the target of two alleged shootings within the span of 48 hours.

The first incident took place on Thursday, June 6, at approximately 10:30 pm.

Abbotsford Police say they received reports of gunfire targeting an unoccupied vehicle parked at a residence on the 2700 block of Interprovincial Road. Shortly after the gunfire, three suspect vehicles fled the area, travelling westbound on the TransCanada highway.

The three cars were followed by a police helicopter and were later pulled over at a parking lot in Langley. Seven occupants of the vehicles were arrested without incident.

After the vehicles were searched, police found a firearm, cellphones, suspected drugs, and paraphernalia related to drug trafficking.

The seven male occupants were between the ages of 17 and 21.

On Saturday, June 8,  just over 24 hours after the initial incident, the same residence was targeted by gunfire.

Police received reports of shots being fired at approximately 3 am and say that the vehicle and residence were both unoccupied.

It’s also believed that a pickup truck fled the area shortly after.

At this time, the motive behind the shootings is said to be unknown. Authorities have responded by installing video cameras into the area.

Anyone with information regarding the two incidents is asked to call 604-859-5225 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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