Hope RCMP respond to early morning shooting; IHIT deployed.

Hope, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2023-08-20 10:32 PDT

File # 2023-1174

Early morning shooting in Hope results in IHIT deployment. Suspect in Custody. 

Background:

On August 20, 2023, at 2:50 a.m., the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment RCMP (UFVRD) were called to the 59400-block of St. Elmo Road, Hope, after a report of a shooting. Members attended and located a 28-year old man suffering from a fatal gunshot wound. UFVRD members have secured the scene and have began speaking with witnesses.

A suspect, who was identified at the onset of the investigation, has now been located and arrested. As such, Investigators believe there is no ongoing risk to the public. 

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been deployed and will be working closely in partnership with UFVRD, BC Coroners Service and the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS).

Investigators have identified the victim and are working to notify the family.

IHIT is thankful to the members of the Hope RCMP who responded quickly and were able to ensure the area was safe and secure, 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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