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Abbotsford home surrounded by police after early morning shooting

07/19/2014 05:03 EDT | Updated 09/18/2014 05:59 EDT
Police in Abbotsford, B.C., have surrounded a home and are trying to gain access to one of its suites, which is believed to have a connection to a shooting that wounded a man early Saturday morning.

Const. Paul Walker said that at around 3 a.m. PT, officers received a report of a shooting in the 2100 block of Beaver Street in the Clearbrook area. One man was found wounded, and he was taken to hospital.

Police then began attempting to make contact with a person or persons who may be inside a home that is believed to be associated with the shooting.

"It's a home that has two separate residences in it. The upstairshas its own residence and there's a basement suite as well," Walker said. "The upstairs has been evacuated and we're still trying to make contact with anyone that would be remaining in the basement of this house."

Walker said just after noon that no contact has been made with anyone who might be in the suite.

As of 1 p.m. PT, Beaver Street remained closed from Peardonville Road to Emerald Street. 

 

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