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Homicide investigators name victim in Maple Ridge shooting

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One man is dead after a shooting in Maple Ridge Frida morning. Ridge Meadows RCMP responded to reports of a shooting on 216th Street between Dewdney Trunk Road and Lougheed Highway – Aug 12, 2022

A daytime shooting left one man dead in Maple Ridge on Friday.

Homicide investigators have now named the victim, in hope of speaking with his associates and other witnesses.

Thirty-three-year-old Cory William Thomas has been named as the shooting victim that was killed around 11:40 a.m.

Police have identified Cory William Thomas as the victim in Friday’s shooting in Maple Ridge. IHIT

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Ridge Meadows RCMP said officers were called to 216 Street near Donovan Avenue due to reports of a shooting shortly before noon.

Officers arrived to find a man with gunshot wounds. Despite efforts from police and paramedics, he died at the scene.

Police investigators are now saying they believe the shooting is associated with the local drug trade scene, but do not believe it is connected to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict.

“We are able to confirm this is an isolated incident,” Sgt. David Lee said.

“We are speaking to witnesses and providing support and victim services to those affected.”

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33-year-old man dead after shooting in Maple Ridge – Aug 12, 2022

Anyone with potential information regarding either the shooting or Thomas is being asked to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-4448.

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-With files from Global BC’s Simon Little

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