Second shooting pushes homicide cases on the Lower Mainland to 3 in 24 hours

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Homicide investigators on the Lower Mainland responded to their third case in less than 24 hours Thursday as they were called to a fatal shooting in B.C.’s Fraser Valley.

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The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has released few details, but says in a tweet that the shooting occurred in Chilliwack just after 2 p.m. and the victim did not survive.

Corporal Frank Jang says it’s too early to tell if the shooting is related to the attack late Wednesday night outside a busy Mission shopping mall that left 19-year-old Varinderpal Gill dead of gunshot wounds.

Abbotsford police took the unusual step of issuing a public warning about Gill in August, saying his gang-related activities made his presence in public places a “serious risk to public safety.”

Jang said Thursday that one person was in custody and was being questioned about Gill’s shooting, but charges had not been laid.

The homicide team was also called to a Richmond home early Thursday where Jang confirms 19-year-old Aspen Pallot was found dead and a man who was known to her was taken into custody in connection with the suspicious death.