Two men showed up at hospital tonight with gunshot wounds after a chaotic incident that also involved a two-car crash.
Abbotsford Police Sgt. Judy Bird said police received a call at 6:20 p.m. about possible shots fired in the area of Countess Street and South Fraser Way.
Shortly after, police received several calls indicating that two vehicles had crashed in the area of Peardonville and Clearbrook roads.
Then, they received a report from Abbotsford Regional Hospital that two men had shown up with gunshot wounds.
Bird said police believe the two men were shot and were then involved in the crash with a second vehicle.
A citizen who stopped to assist drove the men to hospital. Bird said one of them is in serious condition, while the other sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
She said Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service and BC Ambulance Service tended to the occupants of the second vehicle. Two people received minor injuries, and one remains in hospital for observation.
Bird said police are still in the preliminary stages of the investigation and there are many questions left to be answered, including the exact circumstances of the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text abbypd.ca (222973) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
This is the third shooting incident in Abbotsford since Jan. 9. On that day, a man was shot at while in the driveway of his home on Flagman Place as he was preparing to head to work. He managed to scramble back into the home, and escaped injury.
A week ago, on Jan. 17, a similar shooting took place on Janzen Street. In that incident, a man was also in his driveway when he was shot at. He suffered only minor injuries.
No suspects have been arrested in any of the recent shootings.