UPDATE: 2 women dead following shooting in Chilliwack; suspect still at large

Chilliwack RCMP were on scene at McNaught Road just south of Yale Road on Thursday, July 21, 2022 for a shooting where two people were injured. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Chilliwack RCMP were on scene at McNaught Road just south of Yale Road on Thursday, July 21, 2022 for a shooting where two people were injured. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack RCMP were on scene at McNaught Road just south of Yale Road on Thursday, July 21, 2022 for a shooting where two people were injured. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack RCMP were on scene at McNaught Road just south of Yale Road on Thursday, July 21, 2022 for a shooting where two people were injured. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Chilliwack RCMP were on scene at McNaught Road just south of Yale Road on Thursday, July 21, 2022 for a shooting where two people were injured. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack RCMP were on scene at McNaught Road just south of Yale Road on Thursday, July 21, 2022 for a shooting where two people were injured. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack RCMP were on scene at McNaught Road just south of Yale Road on Thursday, July 21, 2022 for a shooting where two people were injured. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Chilliwack RCMP were on scene at McNaught Road just south of Yale Road on Thursday, July 21, 2022 for a shooting where two people were injured. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress) Chilliwack RCMP were on scene at McNaught Road just south of Yale Road on Thursday, July 21, 2022 for a shooting where two people were injured. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
BC air ambulance took off from Chilliwack Airport with one shooting victim on board at about 12:15 p.m. on July 21, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)BC air ambulance took off from Chilliwack Airport with one shooting victim on board at about 12:15 p.m. on July 21, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack RCMP were on scene at McNaught Road just south of Yale Road on Thursday, July 21, 2022 for a shooting where two people were injured. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Chilliwack RCMP were on scene at McNaught Road just south of Yale Road on Thursday, July 21, 2022 for a shooting where two people were injured. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Two people have been shot in Chilliwack, B.C., on July 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/The Chilliwack Progress)

Two people are dead and another was injured following a double homicide in Chilliwack Thursday morning.

RCMP responded to a shooting where two women and one man were shot at a home in the 9700-block of McNaught Road.

When they arrived, officers found one woman had already died and the other woman was suffering life threatening injuries. The second woman was airlifted to Royal Columbian Hospital, where she later died. The man suffered non-life threatening injuries and was treated by paramedics on scene.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has taken conduct of the investigation.

IHIT is releasing the name of the suspect as 50-year-old Eric John Shestalo, as he is still at large and considered armed and dangerous. He is described as Caucasian, 5’9”, 176 pounds, last seen wearing black pants, black jacket and a black hat with orange rim.

READ MORE: IHIT seeks suspect in Chilliwack triple-shooting

Shestalo was last seen driving a red 1990 Jeep YJ, which appears to have a yellow painted front end and may be bearing B.C. licence plate MT981W.

At this time, it is believed Shestalo was known to the victims and the shooting was targeted.

Eric John Shestalo, 50, has been identified as the alleged shooter in the July 21, 2022, attack in Chilliwack, B.C. (IHIT photo)

Eric John Shestalo, 50, has been identified as the alleged shooter in the July 21, 2022, attack in Chilliwack, B.C. (IHIT photo)

Check back for more as it become available.

Original story:

Two people have reportedly been shot east of downtown Chilliwack on McNaught Road near Yale Road.

The incident happened shortly after 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 21.

Chilliwack RCMP were advising the public to avoid the area after initially asking residents to stay indoors.

One patient was reported as critical in cardiac arrest, another was in stable condition.

Four ambulances were called to the home in the 9000-block of McNaught Road.

McNaught was shut down between Yale Road and Epp Drive, and a portion of Yale Road also remained blocked to traffic.

(Video showing the scene from McNaught Road looking north to Yale Road)

At least one air ambulance took off from Chilliwack Airport to take one of the shooting victims to hospital.

It’s unclear if a suspect is in police custody or if there are more than two people injured in the incident.

More to come.

(Video showing the scene from Yale Road looking south to McNaught Road)

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