Man shot and killed in Richmond

THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called in by Richmond RCMP after a man was shot and killed on Thursday night.

On January 7, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Richmond RCMP were called to a report of shots heard in a park near the area of Moncton Street at No.1 Road. Police located a male victim suffering from gunshot wounds.

The man was rushed to a local area hospital and has now succumbed to his injuries.

IHIT is taking conduct of the file in partnership with the Richmond RCMP Serious Crime Unit (SCU) and Watch General Investigative Services (WGIS).

In the meantime, the area around the park has been cordoned off for the police investigation. Traffic in the area is not affected, police said.