Main Story: Saturday night in Chilliwack, there was a large police presence at 44675 Watson Road (Vedder View Gardens Cemetery). There were rumors that a dead body was under a blue tarp somewhere in the cemetery, but this could not be confirmed. After 6:45 p.m., numerous emergency vehicles were sent to the cemetery on Watson Road and Canterbury Avenue in response to a police incident. A tarp, an RCMP officer, and an EMT could be seen on the cemetery grounds from a safe distance, hidden by yellow warning tape.
According to posts on social media, Chilliwack Fire was first asked to help set up a landing zone at Watson Elementary. At first, an air ambulance was called, but as of 7:40 p.m., it still hadn’t arrived. Two older white men who were near Watson and Canterbury on Saturday night said they saw a first responder try to give CPR to a person in the cemetery. A person from Chilliwack says that the possible shooter got away in a black Dodge Caravan with the license plate number 004TBE.
The Chilliwack RCMP detachment has been called to investigate the incident. An elected official in Chilliwack texted Fraser Valley Today on Saturday to say that every on- and off-ramp along Highway 1 is closed while police search for the suspect. The possible shooting would be the third type of event to happen in the past week.
On Thursday, a man was shot in the middle of the day in Chilliwack, British Columbia, and the RCMP are looking into the incident. Mounties issued a statement to the media stating that they were dispatched to the 7000 block of Richardson Avenue at approximately 2:15 p.m. When the police arrived, they discovered a man who had been shot. He was in critical condition when he arrived at the hospital and was transferred there. The first investigation by the police suggests that the shooting was a targeted attack.
The violence follows a gunshot that took place in Chilliwack late on Saturday night, in which two individuals were critically injured. The authorities have not disclosed whether or whether they have any reason to believe a connection between the two instances. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) informed the public to anticipate delays in the area as its investigators gathered evidence and interviewed witnesses.