Two dead in overnight shooting in Richmond

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Richmond: Shortly after 2:30 a.m. on April 30th, Richmond RCMP responded to a residence in the 6600 block of Eckersley Road after a report of gun fire.

Officers located two deceased victims within the residence. The deaths do not appear to be random.

The area surrounding the scene will be cordoned off for a significant amount of time pending this investigation.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been contacted and has taken conduct of this investigation. IHIT will be working with in close partnership with the Richmond RCMP.

No further details will be provided at this time.

Further details and media availability will be handled by the IHIT Media Relations Officer.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to please contact the IHIT Tipline at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact CrimeStoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)