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Xyolhemeylh Shooting

February 14, 2012 permalink

A shot was fired at Xyolhemeylh Child and Family Services in British Columbia. Fixcas missed this article at the time, but added it a year later.



Chilliwack RCMP investigate shooting at Sto:lo Nation building

Dave Schaepe
Sto:lo archeologist Dave Schaepe (foreground) is told by a Chilliwack RCMP officer he can't enter the Sto:lo Nation building Monday afternoon as police investigated a shooting.
Photograph by: Paul J. Henderson , TIMES

CHILLIWACK -- Mounties have few details about a shooting at the Sto:lo Nation's child and family services building in Chilliwack on Monday.

The Upper Fraser Valley RCMP confirmed a single shot was fired from a distance through a second-storey window into Building 1, where Xyolhemeylh Child and Family Services is located.

"Thankfully no one was injured," said Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth. "At this point, there is no indication this was targeted. If this was an accidental discharge of a firearm we are asking that person to contact us."

For a brief period of time, no one was allowed inside and employees were asked to stay for the purposes of interviewing. But RCMP said Tuesday the building was never in "lock down."

"The scene was contained for evidentiary purposes," an RCMP press release stated.

While the scene was contained, officers from the Lower Mainland District Forensic Services attended for examination purposes.

RCMP responded to the building at 7201 Vedder Rd. at 1:35 p.m. and the scene was released at 4:05 p.m.

The Chilliwack RCMP Serious Crime Section and the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment First Nations Policing Unit are actively working on the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Source: Chilliwack Times