UPDATE: Shooting deaths in Richmond, B.C. an isolated incident

Richmond, BC – The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has confirmed additional information regarding the shooting deaths of four persons in a Richmond residence on January 24, 2022.

Update: The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) continues to analyze evidence found at the scene at the 4500-block of Garden City Road. Homicide investigators are able to confirm that the victims are from a single family and consist of a father age 71, mother age 58, and two adult children ages 23 and 21. The extended family have requested privacy and so the names are not being released.

Homicide investigators are confirming that this does not appear to be an incident of partner violence. At this stage, preliminary findings suggest that one of the family members was the shooter. IHIT investigators have followed the evidence, starting with a search warrant without presumptions on motive or responsibility.

At this time, evidence uncovered suggests this was a murder-suicide, however, final confirmation is not possible until ballistics are analyzed and autopsies are completed.

“Factors leading up to this shooting are still being determined,” said Sergeant David Lee of IHIT, “people are searching for answers and asking if there were signs. We hope to provide more answers in days to come.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at [email protected]

File # 2022-0107

Integrated Homicide Investigations Team (IHIT)

BACKGROUND

Richmond, , BC – The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has determined that the shooting deaths of four victims in a Richmond residence on January 24, 2022, is an isolated incident.

Update: On January 26, 2022 a search warrant was executed allowing homicide investigators to further examine the scene with the assistance of the BC Coroners Service and the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS). Supported by the Richmond RCMP, IHIT processed the scene and gathered additional evidence. The identity of the victims has now been confirmed but is being withheld pending next of kin notification. They were from the same household and have no associations to gangs or criminal activities.

Based on evidence collected and other information available at scene, homicide investigators have determined that all persons involved in and responsible for the homicide have been accounted for. IHIT is not looking for any additional suspects.

While it is still early in the investigation, this does not appear to be an incident of partner violence. Homicide investigators have confirmed that one of the victims in the household had a firearms licence and had access to a firearm.

“This is a tragic loss of life,” said Sergeant David Lee of IHIT, “but the community is safe as we have confirmed this is an isolated incident and there are no suspects at large.”

Homicide investigators continue to interview witnesses. A timeline of events is being constructed and motive remains to be determined.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at [email protected]

File # 2021-0107

Integrated Homicide Investigations Team (IHIT)

BACKGROUND

Four people found deceased in Richmond, B.C. residence

Richmond, BC – The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has taken conduct of an investigation in Richmond where four people were found deceased.

Richmond: On the evening of January 25, 2022, the Richmond RCMP responded to the 4500-block of Garden City Road, Richmond in response to a complaint. Upon arrival, Richmond RCMP frontline responders found four deceased people inside the residence who where later confirmed to be victims of a shooting. IHIT was called to investigate.

The scene is secured and being examined by homicide investigators with the assistance of the Richmond RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS), and the BC Coroners Service. 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, 2022 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.

Four people found deceased in Richmond, B.C. residence
Four people found deceased in Richmond, B.C. residence

“It is a traumatic incident the community is waking up to,” said Sergeant David Lee of IHIT. “Our investigators are scouring the area looking for information as this event unfolds. We hope to provide the community with answers soon.”

Four people found deceased in Richmond, B.C. residence
Four people found deceased in Richmond, B.C. residence

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at [email protected]

File # 2022-0107

Integrated Homicide Investigations Team (IHIT)

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