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Two dead after officer-involved shooting on Burnaby and Vancouver border

ABOVE: Raw footage from the scene in Burnaby.

UPDATE: The BC Coroners Service has confirmed Matthew Charles Miles, 47, and Kenneth Robert Hanna, 48, were the two victims in the shooting.

A serious police incident unfolded on the Burnaby and Vancouver border Friday morning.

The Independent Investigations Office has confirmed there was an officer-involved shooting in the 3800-block of Frances in Burnaby, about one block away from Boundary Road.

One man had already been shot inside the home. When police arrived they determined that a suspect was still inside the home and after attempts to negotiate with him failed, police entered the home due to the possibility other people may be at risk.

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Shots were fired and two men were pronounced dead at the scene.

An upstairs tenant was brought out of the home without incident.

Neighbours told Global News they heard a woman screaming around 7 a.m.

A short time later, several young people were escorted from residences near the home where the incident took place.

“I was [woken] up with some shots [fired],” said one resident. “I heard some people yelling and banging, and then I [looked] out the windows. I saw the police across the street with a rifle, running, ducking down.”

It is not known if anyone else was in the home at the time, other than the woman and the man who was shot.

The streets are closed off in a three-block radius around that area.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called in to investigate the circumstances surrounding the initial call to police and the subsequent death of the initial man.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact the IIO toll-free Witness Line at 1-855-446-8477 (TIPS).

We will update this post when more information becomes available.

Police at the scene of a fatal officer-involved shooting in Burnaby in September, 2015.
Police at the scene of a fatal officer-involved shooting in Burnaby in September, 2015. Global News
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