Shots fired at Maple Ridge house

RCMP find discarded gun, shell casings outside

  • Jul. 8, 2011 9:00 a.m.

A man narrowly escaped injury Thursday night after shots were fired a house on a quiet street in Maple Ridge.

The home, in 12500-block of 206th Street, was hit around 10:45 p.m. Bullets also struck cars parked in its driveway.

Ridge Meadows RCMP found a gun and shell casings near the house and a man inside the residence who was not injured.

“It certainly appears the suspects targeted specifically this residence,” RCMP Insp. David Fleugel said.

“Our early investigation reveals that the occupants are not involved in gang activity or the illegal drug trade, and we have no motive for this occurrence.”

Investigators are trying to find out who lived in the house previously and whether they were associated with a criminal past.

“We are thankful no one was injured, and we are working diligently to identify the person, or persons responsible,” Fleugel added.

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