British Columbia

Woman shot in downtown Chilliwack dies from injuries

A woman who was shot in Chilliwack, B.C. home on Tuesday afternoon has now died, police say.

Police believe attack was not random; no arrests have been made

Chilliwack RCMP responded to the 9000 block of Victor Street on Tuesday afternoon after reports of shots fired. (Google Streetview)

A woman who was shot in downtown Chilliwack, B.C., on Tuesday afternoon has died, according to RCMP.

In a statement, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) identified the woman as 42-year-old Christine Denham.

The shooting happened at her home in the 9400 block of Victor Street around 1 p.m. PT.

Denham was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, and died four days later, on March 1.

Police believe the attack was not random, RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve Vrolyk said. No arrests have been made.

IHIT said there are no indications the shooting was connected to any gang conflict.

"IHIT detectives are working with the Chilliwack RCMP Serious Crime Unit to identify and interview key witnesses to determine a motive behind Christine Denham's murder," Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT said in the release.

"Anyone who knew what Ms. Denham was doing or who she was meeting with on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 is urged to contact IHIT immediately."

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact IHIT at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at, or Crime Stoppers if they wish to remain anonymous.