21-year-old man dead following shooting in Richmond: IHIT
A 21-year-old man is dead and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been called out following a shooting in Richmond Wednesday morning.
RCMP say they were called to the 7000-block of Ash Street after a report of shots fired just before 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 10. When police arrived they found a male victim who had been shot in a black Jeep SUV.
The victim died as a result of his injuries at the scene and IHIT has now taken over the investigation.
While it’s still early in the investigation, IHIT said it appears the homicide was targeted.
The victim has been identified as Calvin Chi Hang Zhao.
Police say they have identified a suspect vehicle that was seen fleeing the scene of the shooting and while they are still working on confirming the make and model, it is described as a white SUV.
The area surrounding the scene remains closed while police continue to gather evidence.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation or the suspect vehicle is asked to contact the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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