Homicide investigation underway after 4 people found dead at Richmond, B.C., home

The RCMP’s homicide unit is investigating after four people were found dead at a Richmond, B.C., house on Tuesday.

Richmond RCMP said its officers were called to the 4500-block of Garden City Road late Tuesday night.

They found four people dead inside the home, according to a statement.

Police believe the victims were likely shot and killed on Monday around 7 p.m. PT.

Investigators said initial evidence showed it was “a targeted shooting,” but police do not believe the homicides are connected to Lower Mainland gang violence.

Officers also believe the victims knew each other.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was subsequently called in.

Images from the scene show a house behind police tape and the road closed, with several police vehicles parked in front and behind the property.

Richmond RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS), and the B.C. Coroners Service are all working alongside the RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team after four people were found dead inside a Richmond residence. (Shane MacKichan)

No further details have been released. Police say there does not appear to be any risk to the public.

“It is a traumatic incident the community is waking up to,” IHIT Sgt. David Lee said in a statement.

“Our investigators are scouring the area looking for information as this event unfolds. We hope to provide the community with answers soon.”

A social media post from IHIT early Wednesday said the scene had been secured and the investigation is still in the early stages.

Homicide investigators are looking for witnesses who were in the area of Garden City Road near Odlin and Leslie Road on Monday. Anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact IHIT.

People who prefer to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477.

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