Man, 25, dead after drive-by shooting near Abbotsford mall

Published: June 24, 2013

One person has been shot after gunfire broke out near an Abbotsford mall Sunday afternoon. The shots were fired shortly after 5 p.m. near West Oaks Shopping Centre, Abbotsford police confirmed. Submitted photo, Global BC.

GRAHAM SLAUGHTER 
VANCOUVER DESI

Police are searching for suspects after a young man was shot and killed while sitting in his car in Abbotsford on Sunday afternoon.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, identified the victim as 25-year-old Harpreet Chahal on Monday.

Chahal was fatally shot shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday near West Oaks Shopping Centre, Abbotsford police confirmed. He succumbed to his injuries in hospital an hour later.

Witnesses told police that the shots came from a light-coloured vehicle that fled the scene shortly after the trigger was pulled. The victim, who was driving a dark-coloured sedan, had obvious gunshot wounds and was in critical condition when paramedics arrived.

It’s unclear how many people were in the suspect vehicle, police said.

Traffic was shut down in the blocks surrounding the mall for a few hours as police collected evidence.

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