Photo by Dale Klippenstein

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Shot fired into Abbotsford home while family inside

Kayle Poirier, 20, has been charged in relation to the incident on Esquimalt Terrace

A 20-year-old Abbotsford man has been charged after a shot was fired Thursday night (April 22) at a home that was occupied by a family, including teenagers.

The incident occurred at about 10 p.m. in the 32600 block of Esquimalt Terrace. When officers arrived, they discovered evidence of a shot being fired into the home. Nobody was injured.

Abbotsford Police Sgt. Judy Bird said numerous police resources responded to the area, and the suspect was found a short distance away. She said a police dog located a shotgun nearby.

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Bird said the family in the home is not known to police, there is no connection between them and the suspect, and the motive is not known. She also said the incident is not believed to be gang-related.

According to the provincial court database, the man charged in relation to the incident is Kayle Dustin Poirier. He has been charged with unlawfully discharging a firearm and breaching a release order.

Poirier also has multiple previous charges from January of this year, including possession of stolen property, theft of a motor vehicle, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, theft, and five counts of breaching a release order.

He had been released on bail after the January charges, with conditions that include not possessing firearms.

Bird said police are continuing to investigate and will be canvassing the area for video and additional witnesses. Anyone with information, or who has CCTV or dashcam video, is asked to call the Abbotsofrd Police Department at 604-859-5225.

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