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1 dead, 2 seriously hurt after ‘violent struggle’ inside Brentwood Bay home

WATCH: One person is dead and two others in hospital after a violent attack at a home in the normally quiet Victoria suburb of Brentwood Bay. As Kristen Robinson reports, a suspect is also in custody – May 11, 2019

One person is dead and two more are in hospital after what police call a “violent struggle” inside a Victoria-area home early Saturday morning.

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Central Saanich Police Chief Const. Les Sylven said officers were called to the 7200-block of Meadowlark Lane in Brentwood Bay at roughly 12:30 a.m. for reports of a disturbance.

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Signs of a violent struggle were found inside, Sylven said, involving four adults.

One victim was found dead at the scene, while two others were taken to hospital with serious injuries. Police wouldn’t say what age or gender the victims were.

The fourth person at the scene, a male adult, was taken into custody, where he remains.

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B.C. Emergency Health Services confirmed four ambulances responded and transported the two adults to hospital, but wouldn’t give more information.

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Sylven said police don’t believe the attack was random and the public is not at risk, but added it’s still early in the investigation.

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crimes Unit has taken the lead in the investigation and is expected to stay on the scene for several more days.

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The owner of the home, Doris Caruana, told Global News her granddaughter is the one who was killed. The granddaughter’s boyfriend is in hospital along with Caruana’s son, she said.

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Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.


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