Maple Ridge shooting victim dies, IHIT called in

An 18-year-old who was shot in Maple Ridge over the weekend has succumbed to his injuries, prompting a homicide investigation.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) says the teen died on Thursday.

Police said on Saturday, Jan. 20, that the victim was found with gunshot wounds in a vehicle that had been involved in a crash in the area of 222 Street and 123 Avenue just after 2:30 p.m.

At the time, the Ridge Meadows RCMP said it appeared the incident was targeted.

IHIT says shortly after calls about the shooting on Saturday, police received reports of a vehicle on fire in the area of 208 Street and 123 Avenue. It’s believed the two cases are linked.

“This is a tragic situation where a young man’s life was taken from him. We’re asking for witnesses to come forward,” said Sgt. Timothy Pierotti of IHIT.

Homicide investigators are asking witnesses or anyone who was in the area of 222 Street and 123 Avenue or the north side of Westview Secondary School at 209 Street and 123 Avenue on Saturday between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at

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