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Double homicide investigation underway in Richmond, IHIT says

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The Integrated Homicide Investigation team is in Richmond after two people were fatally shot on Saturday. Julia Foy has the latest – Jun 4, 2022

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been deployed to Richmond.

The team announced that IHIT has taken conduct of a double homicide, Saturday afternoon.

“IHIT is working closely with the I-Teams along with the Richmond RCMP to gather evidence,” IHIT staff wrote in a social media post.

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Richmond RCMP said officers received a report of gunfire around 11 a.m.

Officers arrived to find two people dead at the scene with apparent gunshot wounds.

“Based on the investigative theory in this initial phase, this does not appear to be a random act,” Cpl. Adriana O’Malley said, in an email.

“Police are currently in the evidence gathering phase.”

The area will be cordoned off for a significant amount of time, according to police.

Read more: Police say man, 38, was targeted in fatal Vernon shooting

RCMP is also investigating a burned-out vehicle in Surrey, but at this point it is unknown if they are related, but investigators say they aren’t ruling it out as a possibility.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, including anyone who may have been driving in the area at the time and have dash cam footage, is being asked to contact Richmond RCMP or the IHIT information line 1-877-551-IHIT or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

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