One man is dead after a shooting Friday morning at a Kal Tire shop in Chilliwack Friday morning.
Mounties were called to the 43000-block of Progress Way just before 9 a.m. There, they found a man with life-threatening injuries. He was taken to hospital, but has since died, police said in a statement released at 1 p.m.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has now been called in to handle the case.
IHIT on scene in Chilliwack after shooting leaves 1 ml dead. Btb targeted. Occurred 43000 block of Progress Way. Have info? Call IHIT.— IHIT (@HomicideTeam) July 21, 2017
Chilliwack RCMP said “the shooting appears to be targeted.”
The name of the victim has not been released, as next of kin have not yet been notified.
Police were examining the Audi closely and interviewing employees Friday morning.
Ambulances, an advanced life support unit and members of Chilliwack RCMP Victim Services were all on the scene around 10 a.m.
Shortly after police were called to the scene of the shooting, Chilliwack Fire Department crews were called to a fully-involved vehicle fire under the Vedder Canal Bridge on Highway 1.
It has not yet been confirmed whether the two incidents are linked, but sources say the van under the bridge is likely the same one involved in the incident.
Westbound traffic on Highway 1 over the bridge was briefly down to one lane, with Drive BC warning drivers of congestion in the area.
IHIT Tweeted at 1 p.m. on Friday that more details to come when available, but likely not until Saturday or Sunday.
More details on the Chilliwack investigation to come when available. Likely tomorrow or Sunday.— IHIT (@HomicideTeam) July 21, 2017