Chilliwack RCMP seek public’s help in shooting investigation

CHILLIWACK RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in a shooting incident that occurred last week on Thursday, October 1.

At around 9:30 p.m. on October 1, RCMP responded to a report of a man suffering a non-life-threatening gunshot wound receiving medical treatment at Chilliwack General Hospital.

As Chilliwack RCMP General Investigation Support Team (GIST) pursue their investigation, officers believe that following an exchange between a motorcycle operator and occupants of a dark coloured SUV on Hope River Road, the suspects allegedly followed and shot the motorcycle operator while travelling on Young Road near Hope River Road.

Investigators are asking the driver of a large commercial truck, which the motorcycle passed, and anyone who was travelling in the area of Menzies Street, Young Road or Hope River Road on October 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. who may have witnessed or captured the incident on dash cam to contact Chilliwack RCMP.

“As police pursue our investigation, evidence gathered to this point indicates this was not a random act,’ Said Cpl. Mike Rail, spokesperson for the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment, on Monday. “Public safety is always a priority and the circumstances of this investigation is concerning to us.”

Chilliwack RCMP urge anyone with information regarding this incident to contact police at 604-792-4611 or, should they wish to remain anonymous, to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).