Targeted shooting at Chilliwack cemetery results in one death and serious injury

Apr 2 2023, 8:14 pm

One of two men shot in Chilliwack over the weekend has died and the other is in hospital.

Mounties explain that it responded to reports of a public shooting at a cemetery in the Sardis area around 6:50 pm Saturday. 

When RCMP officers responded they found two adult men suffering from gunshot wounds.

“Sadly, one victim succumbed to his injuries on scene, while the second was transported to hospital,” Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) said in a statement Sunday.

While the investigation is ongoing and is in its early stages, RCMP said investigators believe the shooting was targeted and related to the Lower Mainland gang conflict.

“We’re asking anyone who was in the 44000-block of Watson Road with dashcam video between 5 pm and 7 pm or who may have witnessed the shooting to contact the Chilliwack RCMP immediately,” RCMP Corporal Martin Godard said. “At this time, we don’t believe there is any further risk to the public.”

IHIT has identified the victims but “Out of respect for their families, their names will not be released at this time.”

This is the third Chilliwack shooting in eight days.

Last Saturday a shooting in the city left two people injured and on Tuesday a shooting sent one person to hospital with an injury.

Police said these shootings in Chilliwack were also believed to be targeted.

Anyone with information about the most recent shooting is urged to contact the IHIT Info Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at [email protected].

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