The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is investigating after a woman was found murdered in a health food store in Burnaby.
Forensics units and police were seen entering Cho Won Foods in the city’s North Road Centre, where they gathered evidence and took pictures.
Optician Ali Fazal describes what he saw when he arrived for work at 10.20 am.
“Suddenly after a few minutes, I saw the cars, the ambulance coming, and then the fire truck coming and then the police cars coming. So I knew that there was some problem there. It’s a very quiet mall, we haven’t had any problems. I was surprised to see so many cars.”
Fazal says the slaying in the normally quiet area has left everyone shocked.
“It’s a very, very quiet mall. I’ve been here for 30 years, pretty close to, and we haven’t had any such things happening at this mall over here. It’s so sad if something like that has happened.”
The homicide team say the victim was targeted and there have been no arrests made.
No names have been released.