British Columbia

Shooting at Abbotsford gas station was targeted, police say

Abbotsford police are investigating a shooting that sent in a man in his early 20s to hospital Tuesday night.

Car was found in flames near scene of shooting

One man was shot outside the Esso gas station on South Fraser Way in Abbotsford, B.C., on Tuesday. The man suffered non-life-threatening injuries. (Shane MacKichan)

Police say one man was hospitalized after a targeted shooting and car fire in the Clearbrook area of Abbotsford, B.C., early Tuesday evening.

Shots were fired outside an Esso gas station in the 31700 block of South Fraser Way just before 7:30 p.m. Two cars believed to have been involved fled the scene, according to a statement.

Shortly after, responding officers were told someone who'd been shot had arrived at Abbotsford Regional Hospital in a vehicle with a shattered windshield.

The statement said officers went to the hospital and found the victim, who is in his 20s, being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. A damaged SUV had been left outside the emergency room doors.

The shooting victim arrived at the emergency room in an SUV with a shattered windshield, according to police. (Shane MacKichan)

Another vehicle believed to have been involved in the shooting was later found in flames near the gas station.

Both the burnt car and the damaged SUV have been seized as part of the police investigation.

The statement said officers believe the man was targeted, but did not say whether the shooting was gang-related. 

A burnt car was discovered near the scene of a shooting in Abbotsford, B.C., on Tuesday night. Police have seized the vehicle as part of their investigation. (Shane MacKichan)

The entire gas station property, which includes an On The Run convenience store and Tim Hortons, was cordoned off by yellow police tape as police investigated. A teal Honda with noticeable damage had been abandoned on scene.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Abbotsford police at 604-859-5225 or text police at 222973 (AbbyPD). Those who wish to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers.