Woman, 35, identified as victim in fatal home shooting in Maple Ridge

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Cashmere Ali, 35, was the victim of a fatal shooting in Maple Ridge, B.C. on Friday morning. (Submitted by IHIT - image credit)
Cashmere Ali, 35, was the victim of a fatal shooting in Maple Ridge, B.C. on Friday morning. (Submitted by IHIT - image credit)

A 35-year-old woman has been identified as the victim of a home shooting in Maple Ridge, B.C. on Friday morning. A man also shot at the scene suffered "non-life-threatening injuries," police said.

Police said they're releasing Cashmere Ali's name in hopes of advancing the investigation on the shootings and her death.

The attack happened before 9 a.m. Friday on the 22600-block of 119 Avenue.

An Integrated Homicide Investigations Team (IHIT) spokesperson urged "all associates" of Ali to speak to police.

Shane MacKichan
Shane MacKichan

Sgt. Timothy Pierotti said investigators are developing a timeline of events.

But he said police believe the attack was targeted — and there is no risk to the public.

"The shooting does not appear to be random," he said in a statement Saturday. "We are working to identify witnesses that can shed some light on what led to this tragedy."

In recent months, Maple Ridge has seen a series of fatal shootings believed to be targeted, including one on April 28, and another weeks earlier on April 9. A man was also fatally shot last November.

In the latest shooting death Friday, officers gave the injured pair first aid, but Ali "later succumbed to her injuries" in a hospital.

IHIT said it is not releasing the man's name, citing privacy.

They're asking people in the area between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. Friday, those with dash cameras, or who may have any information to contact them at 1-877-551-4448 or ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

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