One man is in custody after an early morning shooting sent a 46-year-old Chilliwack man to hospital Saturday.
Mounties say they received a call at 4: 45 a.m. from a man who said he had been shot. Police responded and found the gunshot victim near Prospera Centre and the intersection of Ashwell and Wolfe roads.
The man was taken to hospital and was in stable condition as of Monday morning.
It didn't take long for police to make an arrest.
At 1 p.m., Mounties handcuffed a 31-year-old Chilliwack man without incident in a local residential area.
He was scheduled to appear in court Monday.
"The Chilliwack RCMP Serious Crime Section worked diligently to apprehend the suspect," RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth said.
Police don't think the shooting was random.
"The police believe this was a targeted shooting," said Hollingsworth, who added that police don't think the incident is related to any of the Lower Mainland's recent gangland murders. Those tit-for-tat killings have been largely confined to Vancouver and its immediate suburbs.
After a 2012 largely devoid of gunplay, the shooting was the second shooting in less than a week. Early in the morning of Dec. 20, police were called to a report of shots fired at the intersection of Fletcher Street and Cleveland Avenue.
Hollingsworth said police are continuing to investigate whether the two shootings are linked.
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