IHIT called to Chilliwack after two men shot in Sardis cemetery

Upper Fraser Valley, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2023-04-02 15:09 PDT

File # 2023-472

A shooting at a Sardis cemetery leaves one dead and one injured. 

Background:

On April 1, 2023, at 6:54 p.m., the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment RCMP (UFVRD) were called to a cemetery in the 44000-block of Watson Road, after a report of a shooting. Members attended and located two adult males suffering from gun shot wounds. Sadly, one victim succumbed to his injuries on scene, while the second was transported to hospital. A suspect vehicle was observed fleeing the scene and shortly after, a similar vehicle was located on fire in the 6700-block of 224 Street in Langley. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has taken conduct of the investigation and is working closely in partnership with UFVRD, the Langley RCMP, BC Coroners Service and the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS). 

Investigators have now identified the victims. Out of respect for their families, their names will not be released at this time. IHIT is working to confirm if the burned vehicle found in Langley is connected. This is believed to be a targeted incident and IHIT is working with its partners at the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) to determine the connection to the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict.

Our members will be working with the Chilliwack RCMP over the next few days to canvass the area for witnesses and for CCTV, says Sergeant Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. We’re asking anyone with information about this incident to please contact IHIT immediately.

IHIT is asking anyone with information to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Released by

Sgt. Timothy Pierotti
Media Relations Officer
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6T3
Office: 778-290-5202

Email: ediv_ihit_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: homicideteam.ca

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