IHIT called to Langley, B.C. to investigate Fatal Shooting

Langley, BC – The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) and the Langley RCMP are investigating a shooting in the Langley Walnut Grove area.

Langley: On January 7, 2022, at around 1:30 p.m., Langley RCMP responded to the intersection of 202 Street and 88 Avenue for multiple calls of assistance. First responders arrived and found one person suffering from gunshot wounds. Paramedics intervened however the victim succumbed to their injuries.

A bystander was hit during the shooting and was taken to a nearby hospital with non life-threatening injures. They have been identified but their name is not being released.

The deceased victim has been identified as 18-year-old Julian Moya Cardenas from Langley, who is known to police. Initial belief is that this shooting was targeted. Homicide investigators are looking to speak with anyone who knew of Mr. Moya Cardenas’ activities and associates.

18-year-old Julian Moya Cardenas from Langley
18-year-old Julian Moya Cardenas from Langley

IHIT continues to process the scene and is working in partnership with the Langley RCMP, the LMD Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS), and the BC Coroners Service.

“Our thoughts go out to the families of those impacted by this incident,” said Sergeant David Lee of IHIT. “The shooting was reckless and a complete disregard for the safety of the community.”

Homicide investigators are constructing a timeline of events and canvassing for witnesses, cellphone video, and dash-cam footage. Anyone with information or footage is being asked to contact IHIT.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at [email protected]

File # 2022-0023

Langley RCMP

Integrated Homicide Investigations Team (IHIT)

BACKGROUND

Langley, BC – On January 7th, just before 2:00 p.m., Langley RCMP was called to the intersection of 88 Avenue and 202 Stree after a report of a shooting was received. Upon police attendance, an adult male victim was located suffering from gunshot wounds. The male has succumbed to his injuries.

Based on the investigative theory in this initial phase, this does not appear to be a random act.

The area surrounding the scene will be cordoned off for a significant amount of time. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called and will be working in partnership with Langley RCMP.

Shooting
File Photo – Shooting

Police are currently in the evidence gathering phase, no further information will be provided at this time. Further details and media availability will be handled by the IHIT Media Relations Officer.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at [email protected]

File # 2022-790

Langley RCMP

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