UPDATED 24/06/13 – 14:50PM. From the APD. On June 23, 2013, at 5:15 pm, the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) responded to a report of shots fired at the intersection of Emerson Street and South Fraser Way.
Upon attendance the APD located an unresponsive male inside a black Mercedes. The male was suffering from apparent gunshot wounds and all attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. The victim was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
The family has been notified and the victim’s identity has been confirmed to be 25 year old Abbotsford resident, Harpreet Chahal.
This shooting was a targeted, gang related shooting. Mr. Chahal was known to police.
Witnesses in the area describe the Mercedes traveling westbound on South Fraser Way when another vehicle, traveling in the same direction, shot into the Mercedes. The occupants traveling with Mr. Chahal fled the vehicle and investigators are attempting to identify them.
“This shooting occurred in a very public area where innocent people could have easily become victims. We are urging anyone with information to come forward and speak with investigators, “ says Sgt. Jennifer Pound.
If you have any information you are asked to contact the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-4448, or, if you wish to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
UPDATED 23/06/13 – 21:50 – 3/06/13 Submitted. This afternoon at 5:15 pm, Abbotsford Police were called to a report of shots fired near the intersection of South Fraser Way and Emerson Street.
Witnesses indicated that shots were fired from a suspect vehicle into a dark coloured sedan. When Abbotsford Police Department Patrol Division officers arrived they located a South Asian man in his 20’s seriously injured and suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.
The man was transported to hospital and APD Major Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Unit members joined the investigation.
Regrettably, shortly after 6:00 pm the man succumbed to his injuries in hospital. The investigation is now being assumed by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).
Further media updates will be available through IHIT.