The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been deployed to Chilliwack to investigate a double homicide.
About 4 a.m. this (Thursday) morning, Chilliwack RCMP responded to a call of shots fired in the 46100 block of Gore Avenue in Chilliwack. Upon attendance police discovered that three people were shot.
“I can confirm that this shooting has resulted in the deaths of two adult individuals and a third person has been injured," says Sgt. Bari Emam of IHIT.
"Our investigators are working closely with members of the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment to advance this case. It is too early to discuss motive or the specific circumstances surrounding this incident, however, this incident appears to be targeted."
It has not been revealed whether the deaths were gang related.
The sex, ages and names of the victims have not yet been released.
According to CTV, neighbours in the area say they heard multiple shots ring out around 4 a.m.
Five people apparently then fled in a Mazda hatchback.
IHIT is asking anyone who was in the area of 46100 block of Gore Avenue in Chilliwack between 3:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. this morning who may have witnessed any suspicious persons or vehicles in this area or has witnessed anything in relation to this incident to please call the IHIT Tipline at 1-877-551-4448 or by email at [email protected]
If you wish to remain anonymous you can call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip on their website at Solvecrime.ca.