A 46-year-old father and his 13-year-old son have been found dead inside their family home in Richmond.
“Although the investigation is in very early stages, the initial evidence suggests that this was a targeted incident and the investigators are still working to determine a motive,” Sgt. Timothy Pierotti with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said in a Saturday update.
“This incident occurred at a residence situated in the area of the Rocky View Playground and the London Sports Fields.”
Pierotti said although the incident, which was reported Friday night, is believed to be targeted, it is not believed to be connected to the ongoing B.C. gang conflict.
“We believe someone attended the residence with the intention of committing a murder, beyond that until we determine a motive and a suspect … I can not comment on what that intent was,” Pierotti said.
The rest of the family was not at home during the time of the murders, according to police. Police are not sharing the cause of the deaths at this time.
Richmond RCMP said officers were initially called to Goldsmith Drive, near No. 2 Road, around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday for reports of “suspicious circumstance(s).”
Police tape surrounded a suburban home on Friday with forensics investigators coming and going from the property.
Homicide investigators are looking to speak with anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area of Rocky View Playground, or the adjoining pathways, between 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30.
Police are also looking for any video footage from the area as well during the time of the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-4448.