Police say they're investigating a suspicious death at a South Vancouver appliance repair store.

Vancouver police say they were called to McIver's Appliance Sales and Service, near Ontario Street and East 69 Avenue, Wednesday morning.

John Leslie McIver, 78, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Those who work in the area were shocked to show up at work and find a crime scene in front of their stores.

 "Our staff weren’t able to get in this morning because obviously the police line was just getting put up actually this morning just a bit before 9," said Luke Campbell, a local business owner. "Finding out what’s occurred, it’s pretty shocking."

He said he and his team were able to get into their office at 2 p.m. 

Campbell told CTV News he didn’t know McIver personally, but that he often saw a staff truck parked in front of the store before opening. 

"Many times in the morning when I’ve been loading up to go to work I’ve seen them loading up or unloading," said Campbell. 

Only this time he could tell something was off. 

"The business door was open obviously when the police were here and so was the vehicle door so it’s like at that point you know there’s something wrong," Campbell said. 

Forensic investigators appeared to be focusing their attention on the front door of the business, gathering evidence and taking pictures. They were also seen going through the inside of the store.  

Homicide detectives are investigating, and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with more information is asked to call the Vancouver Police Department's Homicide Unit at 604-717-2500.

With files from CTV News Vancouver's Allison Hurst