UPDATE: Victim in prior shooting at same house leaves hospital against advice of doctors

Report of shots fired Wednesday in west Maple Ridge ‘unfounded’

RCMP responded Wednesday night to a report about the same home in west Maple Ridge where a month ago a person was shot twice.

There were as many as five police vehicles on Dewdney Trunk Road near 203rd Street.

A witness said, just after 8 p.m., that shots were fired.

Another witness said police seemed to be looking, on foot, for someone, northbound on 203rd St.

However, police found no evidence of shots fired.

“It was an unfounded call,” said RCMP St. Sgt. Tony Farahbakhchian.

“There was nothing going on.”

RCMP did receive a call about shots fired, he confirmed.

“But we get a lot of those calls. Sometimes we go there and it’s a muffler.”

On Aug. 13, 10 RCMP cruisers, several fire trucks and ambulances were called to the same home.

A man was shot two times, once in the stomach and again in the upper thigh after he was confronted by a man wielding a gun.

The shooting took place in a shed-like structure at the front of the house.

Police said that shooting was not believed to be random.

The shooting victim was taken to hospital for treatment of his wounds, but after about a week in hospital, the man left the hospital against the advice of doctors.

“This was a targeted shooting. We’ve got an investigation on the go,” said Farahbakhchian.

Progress is being made in that investitation, he added.

 

Emergency personnel on scene at a west Maple Ridge residence in August where one man was shot. (Colleen Flanagan/Maple Ridge News)