Police say Abbotsford resident ran back into home as gunman began shooting

Shooter targets man walking out of home: police

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Police in Abbotsford, B.C., say a resident who encountered a gunman outside his home managed to escape by running back inside.

The Abbotsford Police Department says the man heard the sound of a vehicle engine while he was walking from his home towards his truck just after 5 a.m. Tuesday.

The department says in a release that a man dressed in dark clothing walked toward the resident and began shooting, prompting the man to scramble to safety.

Police say bullets struck the home and a neighbouring residence.

The shooter left in a waiting vehicle described as a four-door sedan.

Detectives believe the potential victim was targeted and that any witnesses should contact police.

The Canadian Press

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