Ridge Meadows RCMP calls in IHIT after man shot and killed

RIDGE Meadows RCMP have called in the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) after a man was shot and killed.

On Thursday at approximately 2 p.m., police received several reports of shots fired in the area of the 21300-block of 124 Avenue.

Frontline officers arrived on scene to find an injured man suffering from gunshot wounds. An off-duty Vancouver Police officer and an off-duty nurse were on scene attempting life-saving measures on the man, who, however, died on scene. The Ridge Meadows Serious Crime Unit (SCU) and Investigational Support Team (IST) are currently on scene assisting with the investigation.

Cpl. Julie Klaussner said the investiagtion is in the early stages and at this time, it is unknown if this is related to the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict.

IHIT has now taken conduct of the investigation.

Investigators would like to speak to any witnesses who have not already spoken to police or if anyone has dash camera video or residential video surveillance. If you have information that could assist with the investigation, you are requested to contact the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-4448.