Chilliwack assault victim not expected to survive

Gunshot victim fights for life

UPDATE 1:11 p.m.

RCMP now tell Castanet the man who suffered life-threatening injuries in Chilliwack was shot just after 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, October 22, 2019.

“The victim in this case was known to police,” said Constable Harrison Mohr with IHIT. “This appears to have been a targeted shooting, although our investigators are still looking into whether the victim had any direct connections to gangs or the drug trade. We have no reason to believe the general public is at risk.”

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team now says the man is 27-years-old and he was found suffering from a gunshot wound. He is on life-support in hospital but is not expected to survive.

IHIT investigators are in Chilliwack today, working closely with the detachment’s Serious Crime unit to gather evidence both at the crime scene and in the surrounding area. No suspect is in custody at this time.

ORIGINAL 11:56 a.m.

A young man in his late twenties is not expected to survive a serious assault that happened just before midnight on October 21, 2019, in Chilliwack.

RCMP tell Castanet the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called in to take over the investigation.

Chilliwack RCMP responded to a report of an assault with a weapon in the area of Yale Road and Fletcher Street in downtown Chilliwack Monday night. When officers arrived they found a man in his late twenties suffering life-threatening injuries. He was transported to hospital but is not expected to survive.

RCMP are asking anyone who may have information regarding this incident to contact IHIT’s information line at 1-877-551-4448 or by email at [email protected]

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