UPDATED – Fatal Shooting In West Abbotsford

Updated 03:23, 03/10/14 – CBC News is reporting a shooting a fatal shooting in West Abbotsford tonight.

[excerpt] Police are responding to the scene of a fatal shooting in a residential area of West Abbotsford tonight.

Const. Ian MacDonald said officers responded to calls of shots fired in the area of Sparrow Drive and Goldfinch Street shortly after 7:45 p.m. PT.

A man was found slumped over, dead, in the driver’s seat of a dark-coloured SUV.

Vikki Hopes of the Abbotsford News is reporting a boy in his late teens appears to have been the victim of a drive by shooting in an area of Abbotsford experiencing on going disputes between men of South Asian descent.

Police had installed video cameras in the neighbourhood in an attempt to record and possibly curtail the activities.

At the time police said that, although the bulk of the incidents involved property damage, they were extremely concerned that the continuing conflict would result in serious injuries to people directly involved in the dispute and/or their friends and families.

– October 3, 2014, 3:23 –
APD Press Release:

On October 2, 2014 at 7:45 pm the Abbotsford Police Department received reports of shots fired
in the area of Sparrow Drive and Goldfinch Street. The first APD officer on scene located a dark
coloured SUV in the 30500 block of Sparrow Drive. Inside he found a male, believed to be in his
late teens, with apparent gunshot wounds. The officer and a BC Ambulance crew assessed the
male and determined he was deceased. Additional APD Patrol officers searched the area for
suspects and any other potential victims. Neither was located.

Witnesses indicated that two vehicles left the area at a high rate of speed. One vehicle is
described as a newer white Acura TL and the other as a dark coloured sedan.

The investigation is now being transitioned to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).

Further information and updates will be provided by IHIT.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the IHIT Tip Line at 1-877-551-4448 or
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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