Homicide investigators say a 47-year-old man is in custody and a woman dead after an incident in Burnaby this afternoon.
The incident happened at a home on 18th Avenue, near Kingsway and Edmonds.
Police were called around 1 p.m. to reports of a woman needing medical attention, but when they arrived, the 45-year-old woman was dead.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says the attack was “not a random incident,” but is saying little else until tomorrow.
Burnaby RCMP Staff Sergeant Major John Buis is calling it a targeted attack.
“The information that is available to investigators at this time is limited, however it is believed this is not a random act. The area around the scene will be cordoned off for a significant amount of time.”
Neighbour Ritsuko Kisegawa has lived on 18th Street for more than 10 years.
She says nothing like this has ever happened before.
“Even though I’ve lived here for long, I don’t really know people around here because people always move in and out. But I have never felt it’s unsafe here.”
Speaking to Global News, a tenant of the home where the incident allegedly took place says he was having cereal when police knocked on the door.
“I heard some yelling and then sometime afterward police came and knocked on the door. 911 was called, not by me, so someone else must’ve called, but whoever called said it was on the lower part of the house apparently. So they got me first. They brought me out and asked me some questions, and that’s about it.”
He says other tenants live in the house and that one family is usually really loud.