Ridge Meadows RCMP says Saturday’s shooting was targeted

RIDGE Meadows RCMP said on Tuesday that Saturday’s shooting was targeted. The victim is known to police.

On August 1, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Ridge Meadows RCMP responded to reports of gunshots heard in the area of Selkirk and 223rd Street.  Police confirmed a shooting occurred and that the victim was in his white Hyundai car when a second vehicle approached and shot multiple times at his vehicle.  There was no exchange of gunshots between the two vehicles. 

The victim, a 30-year-old man who is known to police, sustained serious injuries but drove himself to hospital. Early in the investigation, police said they collected evidence which revealed that this is an isolated, targeted event.

CTV reported on Sunday that a witness told them that he heard six shots being fired. Witnesses said they heard two vehicles drive away at high speed just after the shooting. One bullet hit an apartment nearby and it’s possible that someone could have been injured or killed.

CTV reported that shortly after the shooting, video showed a white Hyundai sedan with a shattered passenger-side window parked near the emergency at nearby Ridge Meadows Hospital.

“We take public safety very seriously and the public should be concerned when there is a shooting,” said Constable Julie Klaussner.  “In this incident police were on scene within minutes of the calls and were quickly able to determine this was an isolated, targeted incident and not a random shooting.” 

Police said they have conducted extensive canvassing in the area and spoken with multiple witnesses in the area of the incident. However, if you have information or video surveillance regarding this incident and have not yet spoken with police, contact Constable Josh Brushett at 604-463-6251. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at www.solvecrime.ca. Crime Stoppers may pay a reward of up to $2,000 if your information leads to an arrest and conviction.