Langley police puzzled by wounded man

A reported shooting didn’t involve any gunfire, RCMP say.

A reported shooting incident in Aldergrove early on Jan. 21 turned out to be something else, but police are still trying to determine what happened.

The first call to the RCMP came in at about 4 a.m. Thursday morning, said Cpl. Holly Largy, spokesperson for the Langley detachment.

A man in a residence near the 27100 block of Fraser Highway said he had been shot.

It is uncertain how long it had been between his wounding and the first phone call, Largy said, or if the incident happened nearby.

Officers found a 43-year-old man, of no fixed address, with a wound to the shoulder. He was taken to hospital and his injury is not life threatening.

Largy said police were led to believe the “shooter” might still be in the area. They called in the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team (ERT) to ensure public safety.

While the ERT were still en route, hospital staff told police that whatever had injured the man, it wasn’t a gun. He had not been shot.

The ERT were sent back and investigators are now looking for witnesses.

“We believe there was an altercation of some sort,” Largy said.

But what happened, where, and when are still unknown.

The victim is not facing charges, but is known to police. He remains in hospital, Largy said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200. To remain anonymous, contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or at or by texting BCTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637).


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