Yellow tape around a house where a fatal shooting Tuesday night is being investigated by IHIT in the 9700-block of Windsor Street in Chilliwack on Dec. 14, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Yellow tape around a house where a fatal shooting Tuesday night is being investigated by IHIT in the 9700-block of Windsor Street in Chilliwack on Dec. 14, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: IHIT names victim in Tuesday’s homicide in Chilliwack

34-year-old Michael D’Lerma shot and killed inside home on Windsor Street

The RCMP regional homicide team is investigating a fatal shooting on Windsor Street Tuesday night (Dec. 13) that appears to be a targeted incident at this stage.

Chilliwack RCMP said in a release the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was deployed to Chilliwack shortly after the shooting was called in at just before 6 p.m. at a residence.

Michael D’Lerma, 34, was shot and killed inside a Windor Street home in Chilliwack close to 6 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2022. (RCMP handout)

Michael D’Lerma, 34, was shot and killed inside a Windor Street home in Chilliwack close to 6 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2022. (RCMP handout)

Frontline officers rushed to the scene in the 9700-block of Windsor Street where they found 34-year-old Michael D’Lerma unresponsive, suffering from gunshot wounds.

“The man was transported to hospital where he died from his injuries,” according to UFVRD spokesperson Sgt. Krista Vrolyk.

IHIT officers will be working with the Chilliwack RCMP and investigators are in the initial evidence-gathering phase of this investigation.

Investigators will look into whether this death has any links to the Lower Mainland gang conflict.

“At this stage, this appears to be a targeted incident and it is not believed that there is a threat to the public at this time,” said Sgt. Vrolyk.

Less than an hour after the shooting, an SUV was torched near the Tzeachten sports field. IHIT is working with the Chilliwack RCMP to determine if the incidents are connected.

A burned out SUV behind police tape after 6:45 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2022 at the Tzeachten sports field on Bailey Road in Chilliwack less than an hour after a homicide at a residence on Windsor Street. (Curtis Kreklau photo)

A burned out SUV behind police tape after 6:45 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2022 at the Tzeachten sports field on Bailey Road in Chilliwack less than an hour after a homicide at a residence on Windsor Street. (Curtis Kreklau photo)

Police released D’Lerma’s name Wednesday in hopes of advancing the investigation. IHIT is asking any witnesses who have yet to speak with police, anyone with dash-cam footage from Bailey Road between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Dec. 13, or anyone with information regarding the investigation to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or email ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

READ MORE: IHIT deployed after 2 bodies found on South Sumas Road

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