Chilliwack: RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance as they investigate a pair of back country shooting incidents.
The investigation was initiated following two reports made to the RCMP on the morning December 10th by campers who told police their vehicles were shot at during the night.
General Duty officers supported by the Lower Mainland Forensic Identification Section attended sites at the Fish Hatchery and Tamihi Bridge along Chilliwack Lake Road where a thorough examination of a victim’s vehicle was conducted at each scene by police.
Police are canvassing nearby campsites of these off road destinations for witnesses as officers continue to pursue all investigate avenues into the incidents.
“In each circumstance we believe the vehicle –not the vehicle occupants – was the intended target. The reckless use of a firearm is a criminal act and it is fortunate no one was injured,” says Cpl. Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.
RCMP are urging anyone with any information regarding these incidents to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).