Three bullet holes were visible in the side of an Audi as Chilliwack RCMP investigate a shooting at the KalTire retread plant on Progress Way and Lickman Road Friday morning. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

VIDEO: One dead after shooting in Chilliwack industrial area

Man killed at KalTire in Chlliwack; incident believed to be targeted

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.

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.

Three bullet holes were visible in the driver’s-side passenger door of a grey Audi parked in front of the business, which is on the corner of Progress Way and Lickman Road.

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.

 

Chilliwack RCMP on the scene of a shooting at the KalTire retread plant on Progress Way and Lickman Road Friday morning. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Chilliwack RCMP on the scene of a shooting at the KalTire retread plant on Progress Way and Lickman Road Friday morning. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

A Chilliwack RCMP officer tapes off the perimeter on the scene of a shooting at the KalTire retread plant on Progress Way and Lickman Road Friday morning. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

A Chilliwack RCMP officer tapes off a perimeter on the scene of a shooting at the KalTire retread plant on Progress Way and Lickman Road Friday morning. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

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