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Shooting suspect in custody after double homicide in Chilliwack River Valley

IHIT team on the way to Chilliwack, ‘there is no risk to public safety’

Chilliwack RCMP is investigating a double homicide in the 46000-block of Chilliwack Lake Road from Wednesday night (Sept. 13) with a suspect in police custody.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is on its way to Chilliwack on Thursday morning to gather evidence at the scene, police say.

Residents of the Chilliwack River Valley reported hearing sirens and seeing RCMP vehicles at about 7:45 p.m. with units racing to the scene where shots were fired in a trailer park near the On the Way Store Wednesday night.

“Upon arrival, two deceased individuals were located in a nearby residence,” reported Cpl. Carmen Kiener.

A suspect was taken into custody at the scene and there is no risk to public safety, the officer said.

“The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called and will be working in partnership with Chilliwack RCMP.”

Police are currently in the evidence gathering phase, police say, with “no further information” to be provided at this time.

It was the second shooting incident in less than two weeks after another incident was reported Sept. 5. In that case a 48-year-old suspect was taken into custody.

“Again?” posted one person, in response to reports of another shooting on a busy social media thread.

Chilliwack River Valley Fire Department initially responded to requests for emergency medical aid for a gunshot wound.

There were two victims, as B.C. Ambulance, and multiple RCMP units staged near the trailer park, and were still standing by after 10 p.m.

Police closed Chilliwack Lake Road to eastbound traffic at the roundabout, but the road reopened after 8:30 p.m.

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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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