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Late-night shooting at ‘problem’ house in Abbotsford

Man shot at Oxford Avenue property not co-operating with police
There were at least six people in the house at the time of the shooting, Abbotsford Police say. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

A man was shot at a “problem residence” in Abbotsford late Friday night (Oct. 22), police say.

Patrol officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 34000 block of Oxford Avenue at 11:24 p.m., according to a press release from the Abbotsford Police Department (APD).

Const. Paul Walker said a 31-year-old man who was shot at on the property had already taken himself to hospital before the officers arrived.

Walker said the man suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and is not co-operating with the investigation.

“The house in question is what we would consider a problem residence, where multiple people are coming and going from that residence all the time,” Walker said, adding that the house has been this way for some time.

There were at least six people in the house at the time of the shooting, “if not more,” Walker said, and they all appear to know each other.

He said the file has been taken over by APD major crime investigators, who are in the preliminary stages of the investigation

He said no suspects are in custody at this point, and investigators are still trying to determine whether the victim was a guest or resident of the property.

Police are asking for anyone who witnessed the incident or who has dashcam or CCTV footage of the area between 11 p.m. and midnight to contact the APD at 604-859-5225.

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