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Man fatally shot in Abbotsford mall parking lot prompts investigation

A man in an Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) uniform is pictured. (Ben Nelms/CBC - image credit)
A man in an Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) uniform is pictured. (Ben Nelms/CBC - image credit)

The RCMP's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is investigating what appears to be a targeted shooting in an Abbotsford mall parking lot Saturday evening.

Officers responded to a reported shooting around 5:51 p.m. in the 32900 block of South Fraser Way, which is home to the Sevenoaks Shopping Centre.

A 25-year-old man was found suffering life-threatening injuries consistent with gunshot wounds, according to police. While first aid was provided immediately, he died on the scene.

BC Emergency Health Services confirmed three ambulances attended the scene, and paramedics cared for one patient but did not take anyone to the hospital.

"The investigation is in the preliminary stages, with early indications suggesting this incident is targeted," said Abbotsford police in a news release issued Saturday.

Investigators are asking anyone with information, dashcam footage or CCTV from the area to contact the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-4448.