4 people found dead in Richmond, BC home was family, police confirmed | The Canadian News

Police have confirmed the four people found dead this week in a home in Richmond, BC, were related to each other.

Members of the RCMP’s Integrated Murder Investigation Team (IHIT) on Thursday carried out a search warrant on the property and identified the victims. Names are not disclosed to the public while the next of kin are being notified.

“I can now confirm that the victims are all adults and of the same family. “They have no known association with gangs or criminal activities,” said sergeant. David Lee told reporters in a news conference.

“Based on evidence gathered at the scene and other information available to us, we can confirm that all persons involved in and responsible for the murder were found at the scene.”

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4 people found dead in Richmond, BC house after target shooting, police say

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Richmond RCMP responded to a caller complaint Tuesday night and found a gruesome scene at the home near Garden City and Leslie Roads.

Two deceased men and two deceased women were in the home, presumably victims of a target shooting that took place Monday night.

The community is not in danger, Lee reassured Thursday, saying IHIT is not looking for any other suspects as part of its investigation into the “tragic loss of life.”

“While it is still early in the investigation, it does not appear to be an incident of intimate partner violence,” he said. “It has been confirmed that one of the victims has access to a firearm and a valid [firearm] license.”

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Lee did not want to confirm at this stage of the investigation whether the incident was a ‘murder-suicide’.

He said the house was still being searched for evidence and could not confirm whether any weapons had been seized on the property to date.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-4448 or email the team.

Anonymous tips can be provided by contacting Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477.

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