Claim of shooting in Aldergrove proves false

Police call out, then cancel Emergency Response Team as it becomes clear man's injury was not a result of gunfire

Police in Aldergrove were out in full force Thursday morning after they were called by a man claiming he had been shot.

But Langley RCMP investigators now are in the process of piecing together what actually took place, after a doctor indicated the victim was not, in fact, shot.

Police were first called around 4 a.m. to a home in the 27100 block of Fraser Highway where a man had arrived and indicated he had been shot. It is unclear how far in advance of the phone call he had been injured, said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Largy.

Officers located the victim, a 43-year-old man who appeared to have suffered trauma to his shoulder. He was taken to hospital for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries.

Police were led to believe the ‘shooter’ may be in the area and out of an abundance of caution the Emergency Response Team was called out.

Prior to their arrival, police were told by hospital staff that the injuries suffered by the victim do not appear to be consistent with being shot.

The request for ERT was cancelled and investigators continued with their investigation looking for witnesses to this incident.

The extent of the man’s injury aren’t fully known.

Anyone with information that might assist with this investigation is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200. To remain anonymous,  call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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