IHIT investigating fatal shooting in Coquitlam park

Coquitlam, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2021-04-20 14:36 PDT

File # 2021-481

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is calling on the public to help further its investigation into the shooting death of a man in Coquitlam, B.C.

Coquitlam: On April 19, 2021 at around 6:30 p.m., the Coquitlam RCMP responded to Town Centre Park at 1299 Pinetree Way for a shooting. Police arrived to find the shooting victim, 20-year-old Bailey McKinney, lying on the ground. He was pronounced dead at scene.

IHIT has conduct of the investigation and is working closely with the Coquitlam RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services (IFIS) and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.

We believe this was a case of an individual being targeted for murder and not the park itself. Unfortunately, we know too well that these types of events can happen in any community, says Sergeant Frank Jang of IHIT. We are aware that there were several people in the immediate area when the shooting occurred. Many of them fled the scene, understandably, from the shock of having witnessed a shooting. However, if you were one of those people, we need you to come forward now.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Released by

Sgt. Frank Jang

Media Relations Officer
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC, V3T 6P3 Mailstop 508/509
Office: 778-290-4876
Cell: 236-334-3081
Fax: 778-290-6102

Email: frank.jang@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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