Vancouver’s third murder of 2014

SHORTLY after 10:30 a.m. on Monday, the Vancouver Police Department received a call about a small child crying, a man yelling, and blood on the walls in the hall of an apartment building in the 3300 block of Kingsway.

Officers arrived to investigate and were confronted by a man with a weapon. He was challenged by police who drew their firearms, and the man was shot, according to the VPD.

Police officers discovered a woman in a suite with what appeared to be multiple injuries. She was declared dead at the scene. A young girl believed to be five or six years old was taken to hospital with injuries. The suspect shot by police was also taken to hospital.

The VPD Homicide Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the woman in the apartment. As this is a police-involved shooting, the IIO was notified.