The targeted shooting is not connected to ongoing Lower Mainland Gang Conflict
THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) announced on Wednesday that it has taken conduct of an investigation in Richmond where four people were found deceased in a residence.
On Tuesday evening, Richmond RCMP responded to the 4500-block of Garden City Road following a complaint. RCMP frontline responders found four deceased people inside the residence who where later confirmed to be victims of a shooting. IHIT was called in to investigate.
IHIT said the scene is secured and being examined by homicide investigators with the assistance of Richmond RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS), and the BC Coroners Service.
It said that initial information gathered indicates that this is a targeted shooting, but not connected to the ongoing Lower Mainland Gang Conflict. The identities of the victims are not being released at this time, but they are believed to have known each other.
IHIT continues to process the scene and canvass for witnesses and CCTV. It is believed that the shooting occurred the day before — on January 24 — around 7 p.m. Homicide investigators are seeking witnesses who were in the area of Garden City Road near Odlin and Leslie Road and saw or heard anything suspicious.
“It is a traumatic incident the community is waking up to,” said IHIT Sgt. David Lee. “Our investigators are scouring the area looking for information as this event unfolds. We hope to provide the community with answers soon.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at email@example.com.