Shots fired at home on Deertrail Avenue in Abbotsford

Incident occurred early Sunday morning, and nobody was injured

Evidence markers line Deertrail Avenue in Abbotsford after a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning.

Evidence markers line Deertrail Avenue in Abbotsford after a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning.

Nobody was injured when shots were fired at a home on Deertrail Avenue in Abbotsford early Sunday morning.

Const. Ian MacDonald said although the incident occurred in the Townline Hill area, police do not believe it is connected to the ongoing gang conflict there that has resulted in several shootings and two murders.

The latest shooting took place at about 5:45 a.m. Sunday, when the Abbotsford Police Department received calls reporting gunfire in the 31000 block of Deertrail Avenue – located just west of Townline Road.

MacDonald said about six shots were fired, and officers who arrived on the scene discovered that a home in the area had been struck by three bullets, which entered a living room and kitchen.

MacDonald wasn’t sure how many people were in the home, but all were sleeping at the time and nobody was hit by the shots.

He said none of the residents of the home is known to police, and they are co-operating with investigators.

Neighbours reported hearing a vehicle quickly flee the street, and surveillance video obtained from the area captured a light-coloured van.

MacDonald said police are “extremely concerned” about this incident and the threat it posed to public safety.

The APD’s major crime unit is continuing to investigate and is appealing for information. Anyone who saw suspicious people and/or the suspect vehicle leaving the area is asked to contact the APD at 604-859-5225, text abbypd (222973) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

People with information about gang activity and other criminal behaviour are urged to call Crime Stoppers or the APD tip line at 604-864-4777. Both lines allow callers to provide information anonymously.

(Photo below: Surveillance video along Deertrail Avenue in Abbotsford captured this vehicle after a drive-by shooting on Sunday morning.)