Aldergrove falls prey to two targeting shootings within 72 days

Langley RCMP Corporal says it’s important to remember both were ‘isolated’ occurences

No one could have predicted that the small, eastern-most neigbourhood in Langley Township would be the site of two shootings in the span of two-and-a-half months, said RCMP Cpl. Kurt Neuman.

Late last week, a 47-year-old man was shot in the early hours of the morning on a rural Aldergrove property just north of downtown – making it the second shooting in the past 72 days in Aldergrove.

Prior to this year, shootings of these type had not occured in Aldergrove in years, he said.

Shot and injured on Thursday (Nov. 21) at a residence in the 26900-block of 48th Avenue, a man was taken to Abbotsford Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to Mounties.

The RCMP believe the shooting to be targeted, much like what they called a “brazen” shooting at the Gloucester McDonald’s on Sept. 10, when an open spray of bullets killed a member of the Red Scorpions gang, 33-year-old Justin Haevischer.

RELATED: Homicide team investigating scene of Langley’s first 2019 fatal shooting

After the shooting in Sept., Aldergrove resident Stephanie Beck did not fall prey to feelings of fear in her own neighourhood.

“What can you do? You cannot predict the next time this type of crime occurs. I live in this area and this changes nothing for the way I go about my daily life in this neighbourhood,” Beck elaborated.

“This was clearly targeted, and yeah they’ll take out regular people to get to their target but you just can’t predict the next incident,” she added.

Neuman corroborated her claim, stating “it is important to realize that both of these incidents are isolated.”

Though hearing news of it “can absolutely feel overwhelming,” he acknowledged.

RELATED: Police believe 47-year-old man shot in Aldergrove was targeted

Langley RCMP’s serious crime unit is investigating the most recent shooting, having conducted a canvas of the neighbourhood for witnesses and video.

They were assisted on scene by police dog services and the emergency response team.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Memorial bench for Langley teen who died in park

Carson Crimeni is remembered with an anti-bullying message

Social media a blessing and a curse during time of crisis: B.C. communication expert

‘In moments of crisis, fear is very real and palpable,’ says SFU’s Peter Chow-White

VIDEO: Viral signs of the times appear on Langley sidewalks

Encouraging words during a time of crisis

Langley heart surgery patient rarely leaves home

James Jepson is especially vulnerable to the novel coronavirus

Thunderbird Show Park cancels Canadian Premier and Odlum Brown BC Open

First cancellation in 47-year history of Langley facility

No plans to call in military right now to enforce COVID-19 quarantine: Trudeau

Trudeau unveils $7.5M for Kids Help Phone, $9M for vulnerable seniors amid COVID-19

QUIZ: How much do you know about the Olympics?

Put your knowledge to the test with these 12 questions

B.C. announces $3M for food banks to increase capacity during COVID-19

It is not clear how much of the money will flow towards Greater Victoria food banks

B.C. is seeing the highest rate of COVID-19 recovery in Canada, and there’s a few reasons why

British Columbia was one of the first to see rise in COVID-19 cases, and has also switched up testing

World COVID-19 update: U.S. expects 100,000 deaths; Oregon declares disaster

Comprehensive update of world news for Sunday, March 19.

B.C. Ferries passengers staying away, as asked, during COVID-19 pandemic

Ferry corporation says ridership down 70-80 per cent over the last week and a half

Sewers stitch masks to free up supplies for front-line health-care workers

“We have little old ladies sewing up a storm,” said Joan Davis

Experts weigh in on best handling of groceries during COVID-19 pandemic

Study suggests the virus can live for up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to three days on plastic

‘There is community’: B.C. councillor welcomes new baby into world amid COVID-19 pandemic

‘I realize there’s much more than fear and worry… there is hope, there is new life’: Jason Lum

Most Read