UPDATE (Sept.19): Police sources told Global News that three people have been taken into custody following the discovery of two bodies in an East Vancouver home.
Witnesses told Global News of a heavy police presence near Blair Avenue in New Westminster, saying police vehicles boxed in another vehicle and bean-bag rounds were fired.
A Vancouver Police spokesperson described the situation as “delicate” and that they will share more information about the investigation on Tuesday.
Earlier Monday, Vancouver Police said that they believe that the victims were murdered, and their deaths are being treated as a homicide investigation. This is Vancouver’s sixth and seventh homicide of 2016.
Two bodies have been discovered in an East Vancouver home.
Vancouver police say just before 10 p.m. on Saturday, police were called to an address on Dieppe Place near Dieppe Drive. When they entered the home, officers found one man and one woman who were both deceased.
At this time, investigators are not able to share any additional information but they are treating it as suspicious.
“Just scary that something like that can happen so close to home,” said one neighbour, who didn’t know the occupants of the home but said they seemed quiet.
Investigators will not confirm reports a young child was found at the scene when they arrived. Friends of the victims did gather outside the home Sunday, but refused to speak about the tragedy.
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Police have cordoned off the area while they investigate.
The home was sold in a cash sale two years ago.
Area residents say the deaths here are the latest in a string of suspicious activities nearby.
“Lots of, I think, unusual goings-on around here with cars parked in the streets that don’t belong in the neighbourhood,” said one resident. “There’s always cops driving around.”
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-With files from Tanya Beja