Police say Abbotsford resident ran back into home as gunman began shooting

By The Canadian Press
January 10, 2017 - 2:10pm

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Police in Abbotsford, B.C., say a resident who encountered a gunman outside his home managed to escape by running back inside.

The Abbotsford Police Department says the man heard the sound of a vehicle engine while he was walking from his home towards his truck just after 5 a.m. Tuesday.

The department says in a release that a man dressed in dark clothing walked toward the resident and began shooting, prompting the man to scramble to safety.

Police say bullets struck the home and a neighbouring residence.

The shooter left in a waiting vehicle described as a four-door sedan.

Detectives believe the potential victim was targeted and that any witnesses should contact police.

The Canadian Press

B.C. First Nation expected to launch court challenge of LNG approval

Join the Discussion

We are happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules: Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. See full commenting rules.