Abbotsford Police say they have identified a man in his 40s who died as the result of a shooting in an East Abbotsford residential area Friday night.
Police received a call at 7:49 p.m. Friday of hots fired in the 2700 block of Lucern Crescent.
Social media lit up shortly after that time, with multiple reports of roughly a dozen shots fired and the sound of someone screaming.
At least a dozen police cruisers, two ambulances, a fire truck and RCMP helicopter soon descended on the area, with yellow police tape cordoning off an area under investigation.
One neighbour tells Global News a residence under investigation has been the scene of police attention of late.
Abbotsford Police Patrol officers, Forensic Identification Unit officers and Major Crime Detectives as of early Saturday morning remained on scene investigating and canvassing the area for video and additional witnesses.
Anyone who was in the area at the time of this shooting or has CCTV, dashcam video or information about this investigation is asked to contact the Major Crime Unit at 604-859-5225 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at http://www.solvecrime.ca.
The Abbotsford Police Major Crime Unit will be handing this investigation over to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.