Chilliwack -SEPTEMBER 5 UPDATE – IHIT identified man shot to death in Chilliwack this weekend as 35 year old Jose Martin Torres. He was known to Police. IHIT says there is no connection with the September 1 homicide in Langley.
SEPTEMBER 3 ORIGINAL STORY – Sirens blared through the early morning through Downtown Chilliwack en route to a residence off Reece Avenue and Williams Street (One block away from Chilliwack Secondary School). A stretch of Reece to the church on the corner at Williams is now behind police tape.
There were reports that at least one gunshot was heard around 4AM and after that, the sound of a car racing off. Neighbours released security footage to TV.
IHIT is on scene and there has been confirmation of a deceased male.
Chilliwack RCMP released a short statement: Chilliwack RCMP are in the preliminary stages of investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 4:20 am on Sunday, September 3rd, in the 9500 (9557) block of Williams Street in Chilliwack.
Chilliwack RCMP do not believe this was a random incident, and are requesting anyone with any information to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
Photo from Larissa Thorogood/Facebook.