Delta police continue to investigate what they are calling “a targeted shooting” in North Delta.
According to DPD, a shooting between vehicles occurred in the 8800 block of Delvista Drive, around 5 p.m. on Sunday.
“The incident appears to be targeted,” said DPD spokesperson Cris Leykauf. “While fortunately no injuries have been reported to police, this type of violence is completely unacceptable. Innocent people could have been hurt.”
Leykauf said officers immediately responded to the scene, and began collecting evidence, including shell casings. The DPD Major Crimes unit has taken control of the investigation. At this point police can confirm there is no information that connects either of the vehicles or their occupants to Delta. They appear to have been passing through.
She said a nearby house was initially suspected to have been struck by gunfire, but upon close examination, this has been determined not to be the case.
Leykauf added that DPD are working with their counterparts across Metro Vancouver, sharing information and intelligence. The integrated Forensics Identification Services was called out and The Real Time Intelligence Centre has also been engaged.
Police seized a vehicle that is believed to be connected to the shooting. The vehicle was located in Langley and had been burned.
DPD held the scene overnight to ensure all related evidence had been located.The scene has now been released, but the investigation remains very active.