Chilliwack – FEBRUARY 9 UPDATE – Chilliwack RCMP has successfully apprehended a suspect linked to the shooting that occurred on February 4, 2024 in downtown Chilliwack.
On February 7, 2024 Ryan Diablo, 33 years old, was located in Chilliwack and arrested without incident.
Ryan Diablo has been charged with the following offences:
- Discharge firearm with intent
- Aggravated assault
- Failure to Comply with Court Order
Police have determined that the suspect and the victim in this incident were known to each other and there is no indication they have any ties to the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict.
Various specialized sections assisted the Chilliwack RCMP Serious Crime Unit in tirelessly pursuing all leads and meticulously gathering evidence to advance this dynamic investigation, as well as safely taking Mr. Diablo into custody. Says Cpl. Carmen Kiener
Another example of our unwavering commitment to public safety within our community.
The Chilliwack RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance in this investigation.
FEBRUARY 5 UPDATE – On Sunday February 4, 2024 (after 11 AM) Chilliwack RCMP received a report of a shooting in the 9300 block of Nowell Street in Chilliwack. Shortly after this report was received, a victim suffering serious injuries consistent with being shot arrived at the Chilliwack General Hospital. The hospital was subsequently shut down for safety reasons. Police contained the scene on Nowell Street between Yale Road and Gore Avenue as the investigation unfolded.
The Chilliwack RCMP Serious Crimes Unit with support from Chilliwack RCMP Frontline, the General Investigation Support Team, the Integrated Police Dog Services, as well as the Integrated Forensic Identification Service, are advancing the investigation.
The victim is currently in stable condition and expected to survive his injuries. 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.
If any members of the public have any information in regards to his incident, they are urged to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-702-4611. If they wish to remain anonymous, they can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
ORIGINAL STORY – During the lunch hour on Sunday February 4, a large police presence converged on Nowell between Yale and Victoria. It encompasses the downtown Post Office and less than a block from the FVN studio.
A mini van was taken away on a flat bed truck with a police escort.
Chilliwack RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Floris,confirmed to media that there was a shooting, but would confirm if the target was male or female. Floris did say that the public was not at risk.