Homicide investigators were called to Langley late Thursday night after the fatal shooting.
Police said they were called to 211B Street near 77A Avenue around 11 p.m., and when they arrived they found a man with gunshot wounds, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Based on the theory at this early stage of the investigation, this does not appear to be a random act,” Langley Mounties said in a news release.
The shooting sent shockwaves through the neighborhood.
“My first reaction was that it was like fireworks, but it was like a gunshot,” said Yun Zhou, who lives just down the street from the house where the incident happened.
“Real gun shots, a real steady bang, bang, bang, bang.”
Zhou says he then rushes to his window and sees someone take off.
“I saw a truck parked in front of the house and then I saw a man get out and go to the driver’s side,” he said.
“I don’t see who he is or who the person is or what he’s carrying.”
Zhou says the truck then sped off.
Shortly after the shooting, a Ford F150 caught fire near 232nd Street and 76th Avenue, about a mile from where the shooting was reported, police said.
“IHIT is currently looking at the homicide and the burned vehicle, and they are working with our forensic experts to determine if the two scenes are connected,” Pierotti said.
Police are asking anyone who saw a Ford F150 driving erratically in the area Thursday night to contact investigators.
Langley RCMP and members of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team are expected to cordon off the area “for a significant period of time” while they gather evidence.
Anyone with information is asked to call IHIT at 1-877-551-4448.