Deaths of 2 found in Richmond home believed targeted: IHIT
Police are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a Richmond home early Monday.
Mounties were called to a residence in the 6600-block of Eckersley Road shortly after 2:30 a.m. for reports of gunfire. Inside, they found the bodies of a man and woman.
The victims have not yet been publicly identified, but homicide investigators said both were known to police.
Cpl. Frank Jang of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said the victims knew each other, and that it appears their deaths were targeted.
IHIT has taken conduct of the investigation, and will be working with the Richmond RCMP on the case. Crews will remain at the scene in the coming days as they gather forensic evidence.
Police have not said how many suspects could be involved. No arrests have been made, and officers have not provided a possible motive.
Residents of the densely populated neighbourhood said they felt unsettled Monday, especially because the home is just steps from an elementary school.
One family told CTV News they bring their son to play in the area, and another said she felt lucky she didn't come outside and head in that direction at the time of the incident.
But police say the double homicide was not random.
"I do understand the concerns about parents, but I would tell everyone when these things happen just be vigilant and be mindful of your personal safety at all times," Jang said.
IHIT asks anyone with more information to contact them, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously.
With a report from CTV Vancouver's Penny Daflos