The ambulance entrance at Chilliwack General Hospital on March 23, 2017. Around 1:15 a.m. on May 27 Chilliwack RCMP responded to a report of a person with a gunshot wound being transported to hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

The ambulance entrance at Chilliwack General Hospital on March 23, 2017. Around 1:15 a.m. on May 27 Chilliwack RCMP responded to a report of a person with a gunshot wound being transported to hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

IHIT now involved as RCMP confirms shooting death in Chilliwack

A person was brought to Chilliwack General Hospital with gunshot wounds in the early hours of May 27

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is looking into a shooting that resulted in a death in Chilliwack early Thursday morning (May 27).

Around 1:15 a.m. Chilliwack RCMP responded to a report of a person with a gunshot wound being transported to hospital.

That person died, and IHIT is now working with the RCMP and coroner’s service.

Facebook poster Jeremy Vaughn posted around 1:30 a.m. that there was a police presence outside of the hospital and an area had been taped off.

“Was told that there was a shooting right outside,” he said.

RCMP didn’t confirm that.

RCMP were on scene at a house on Broadway street on Thursday, May 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

RCMP were on scene at a house on Broadway street on Thursday, May 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

“Police are currently in the early evidence gathering stages of their investigation,” a news release noted. “No further information is available for release at this time.”

RCMP urge anyone with information regarding this incident to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or email ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

If you wish to remain anonymous, provide your tip information on the web at solvecrime.ca or by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


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