A 19-year-old Abbotsford man has died following a shooting that occurred this afternoon in the area of Ross and Simpson roads in west Abbotsford.
Abbotsford Police Sgt. Judy Bird said reports of shots fired came in at around 3:30 p.m., and police who arrived at the scene found an injured man. He was transported to hospital by air ambulance, but died shortly afterwards.
Officers with the Abbotsford Police major crime unit, patrol division, gang crime unit and forensic identification unit remain on scene Monday night as they collect evidence and speak to witnesses, Bird said.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) will now be leading the investigation. No further details have been released at this time, including the identity of the victim.
The shooting took place near Ross Road Elementary, but schools in the district were closed for the day to commemorate Remembrance Day.
Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-4448 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
This is the seventh Abbotsford-related murder this year and the third deadly shooting since Oct. 3.
On that day, Varinderpal Gill, 19, of Abbotsford was fatally shot while in a car at The Junction Mall parking lot in Mission.
Then, on Oct. 18, Mandeep Grewal was gunned down at the CIBC bank at South Fraser Way and Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford.
#AbbyPD detectives, patrol, forensics and @GangCrimeUnit remain on scene working with @HomicideTeam to investigate shooting which occurred earlier tonight on Ross Rd. Have info, pls call the IHIT Tip Line at 1-877-551-4448 More details: https://t.co/RayPnlpjaW pic.twitter.com/PBVIxSDnVF
— Abbotsford Police Department (@AbbyPoliceDept) November 13, 2018