Chilliwack – The shooting victim (a women in her 40’s) from this past Tuesday’s incident on Victor Street has died.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is requesting public assistance to further its investigation into the shooting death of a 42-year-old Chilliwack resident.

The shooting victim is 42-year-old Christine Denham.

IHIT has taken conduct of the investigation and is working closely with its partners from the Chilliwack RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.

Investigators believe this was not a random incident and there are no indications so far to link this shooting to any gang conflict.     

“IHIT detectives are working with the Chilliwack RCMP Serious Crime Unit to identify and interview key witnesses to determine a motive behind Christine Denham’s murder,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “Anyone who knew what Ms. Denham was doing or who she was meeting with on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 is urged to contact IHIT immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

FEBRUARY 27 ORIGINAL STORY – With a police and media helicopter circling over Chilliwack, RCMP were looking for a shooting suspect in the Downtown area On Tuesday afternoon.

RCMP say there was no threat to the public although emergency crews responded to a house on the 9400 block of Victor Street. Nearby schools were in a holding pattern around 1PM but that has since been lifted.

A female in her 40s was found at that location with life threatening injuries. She remains in hospital in critical condition

No arrests have been made at this time. The Chilliwack RCMP do not believe this was a random incident.

If anyone has any information about this shooting, they are requested to call the Chilliwack RCMP Serious Crime Unit at (604)792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).


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