On June 25, 2021, shortly after 8:30 p.m., Richmond RCMP responded to a 911 call of shots fired at a residence near Barnard Drive and Westminster Highway. Front line officers arrived and found two deceased persons. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct of the file.
Evidence gathered so far indicates that this was an isolated incident and that one of the deceased was a victim of a homicide. This incident is not related to the gang conflict. There is no risk to the public.
IHIT is continuing to work with its partners at the Richmond RCMP, Integrated Forensic Identification Section, and the BC Coroners Service in efforts to confirm the identity of all the deceased.
“We are not looking for any outstanding suspects,” says Sergeant David Lee with IHIT. “We will be reaching out to family and friends of the persons involved, seeking information, and offering support.”
If there is anyone who has information or were in the area of Barnard Drive and Westminster in the hours leading up to the homicide, investigators would like to encourage members of the public to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.