Victim known to police

UPDATE: 1:25 p.m.

Police say the man killed in a shooting at an Aldergrove McDonald's Tuesday night had ties to gang activity, and the shooting is believed to be targeted.

The shooting occurred at the McDonald's near 264 Street and 56 Avenue, just after 8 p.m. The victim, in his early 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“This was a brazen shooting in a public space and we are fortunate that no one else was hurt,” said Sgt. Frank Jang of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team. “We are urging witnesses that left the McDonald’s immediately after the shooting to come forward as well as anyone with dash cam video.”

Shortly after the shooting, the Abbotsford Police Department were called to the 27900-block of Montesina Avenue after a black SUV was found torched. Police believe the vehicle is linked to the shooting.

“Langley RCMP is in total agreement with what we expect would be absolute outrage by the community for such a brazen act of violence,” said Superintendent Murray Power of Langley RCMP.

“No grievance between two individuals justifies this level of risk to the community. We will provide any and all necessary support to IHIT in their investigation and continue in our collective effort with our many partners to target the ongoing gang conflict.”

Police have asked anyone with information about the shooting to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

ORIGINAL: 6:30 a.m.

One person has been killed in a shooting in the Fraser Valley.

RCMP confirm shots were fired and say a victim was found dead at the entrance to a McDonald's restaurant in Aldergrove about 8 p.m., Tuesday.

The restaurant was open at the time and nearby windows were shattered but police have not said if anyone else was hurt.

Details about the victim or any possible suspects have not been released.

RCMP say the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team will provide further updates. 

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