Maple Ridge: On September 24, 2016, just after 2:00 am, the Ridge Meadows RCMP responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 243 Street and 102 Avenue, Maple Ridge. Upon police attendance, a 32 year old male victim suffering gunshot wounds was located and transported to hospital. Despite all medical efforts, the male victim died as a result of his injuries and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has taken conduct of the investigation.
IHIT is working closely with the Ridge Meadows RCMP to determine what events led up to the shooting, and the 24300 block of 102 Avenue will be shut down for an undetermined amount of time.
The investigation is in its early stages, but from the evidence gathered so far the shooting appears to be targeted. Currently, the 32 year old male victim cannot be identified as the next of kin has yet to be notified.
Cpl. Meghan FOSTER of IHIT says,
We are looking to speak with more witnesses who were in the area at the time of this incident, and may be able to provide valuable information to assist our investigation.
IHIT is asking that anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-4448 (IHIT).