New Westminster – On January 2nd at approximately 5:00 am the New Westminster Police Department received a report about shots fired in the 400 block of 12th Street. Members responded to the scene and confirmed that shots had been fired at a residence. The occupants of the home were inside at the time of the shooting, and fortunately no one was injured.
The New Westminster Police Department Major Crime Unit assumed conduct of this investigation, with support from the Forensic Identification Section and other units. Officers processed the scene, canvassed for CCTV footage, and interviewed witnesses. At this point in the investigation, it is believed this is a targeted shooting and there is no increased risk to the public.
“Dash-cam footage of this area from approximately 3:00 am to 5:30 am would be of interest to the Major Crime Unit,” Stated Sergeant Sanjay Kumar. “Gun violence is extremely concerning for both police and residents of this city. Our Major Crime Unit is working diligently on finding those responsible.”
Anyone who has witness information and hasn’t yet spoken to the police is asked to call investigators. Major Crime Unit investigators can be reached by calling 604-529-2536.
Media Contact: Sergeant Sanjay Kumar