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Woman in critical condition after apparent Chilliwack murder-suicide attempt

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WATCH: A man is dead and a woman is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after what appears to have been an attempted murder and suicide at a Chilliwack townhouse. John Hua reports – Apr 15, 2021

A man is dead and a woman in hospital with life-threatening injuries following an apparent murder-suicide attempt in Chilliwack.

Chilliwack RCMP were called to a townhouse complex on Watson Road around 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

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“They located a woman who was suffering life-threatening injuries, believed to be consistent with a shooting,” Sgt. Krista Vrolyk said.

“They also located a male who was deceased on scene.”

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An elementary school across the street was temporarily placed under a hold-and-secure order while police responded, and while an air ambulance was called in for the female victim.

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Police confirmed the deceased man and the victim knew each other, but have not commented on a third person, potentially a family member, who was also at the scene.

Investigators said they were not looking for other suspects.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken conduct of the case.

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