ON Saturday, April 1 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.
Police located two adult males suffering from gunshot wounds. 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.
Investigators have now identified the victims. Out of respect for their families, their names will not be released at this time.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has taken conduct of the investigation and is working closely in partnership with UFVRD, Langley RCMP, BC Coroners Service and the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS).
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,” said IHIT Sgt. Timothy Pierotti. “We’re asking anyone with information about this incident to please contact IHIT immediately.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at email@example.com.