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Downtown Chilliwack shooting victim shows up at hospital on their own

Shooting incident near post office was likely targeted, and one person suffered serious injuries

A shooting victim made it to Chilliwack General Hospital on his own Sunday after suffering serious injuries in an incident that morning near the downtown post office.

Chilliwack RCMP said a shooting was reported at about 11:20 a.m. on Nowell Street near Yale Road in Chilliwack on Feb. 4.

“Police contained the scene on Nowell Street, between Yale Road and Gore Avenue as the investigation unfolded,” said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Carmen Kiener.

The hospital was shut down after admitting a male patient with gunshot wounds for safety reasons.

“The victim is currently in stable condition and expected to survive his injuries,” said the officer.

The victim is “known to police” but his identity is not being released. There is no further threat to the public at this time as police believe this to be a targeted incident and not related to the Lower Mainland gang conflict.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-702-4611 or to remain anonymous, they can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Witnesses reported seeing crime tape around the post office site, but when police officers initially arrived on-scene to investigate, there was no one there. The victim showed up at the hospital some time after.

The hospital was put on lockdown to ensure the safety of staff, patients and the public.

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Jennifer Feinberg

About the Author: Jennifer Feinberg

I have been a Chilliwack Progress reporter for 20+ years, covering the arts, city hall, as well as Indigenous, and climate change stories.
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