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RCMP shooting leaves two dead, IIOBC called in…

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: The Independent Investigations Office of BC is currently in the Village of Granisle approximately 321 kilometres west of the Prince George following a police involved shooting… 

Police say on Thursday at about 12:33 PM, officers were called to a neighbour dispute involving a handgun in the Village of Granisle. 

Police arrived at about 1:22 pm (Granisle does not have its own RCMP, officers arrived from Houston, BC) and established a perimeter around the subject residence.

Contact with the residents was attempted and one person exited the residence and confronted police. 

At around 2:50 PM, shots were fired and the second person came out of the home, confronted police and shots were fired once again. 

Both people were attended to by paramedics who were already staged nearby, however, the two people died on scene.

There were no injuries to officers. The circumstances, timing and actions of all involved are now subject to an independent investigation.

The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) has been notified and the scene and evidence have been secured, with the assistance of resources from North District Major Crime, pending their arrival.

Given that the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information is being released by police at this time.

Below is a media release from the IIO… 

The Independent Investigations Office of BC is deploying investigators to a fatal incident in the Village of Granisle, in the Northern Interior of B.C.

RCMP report that on April 21, 2016 at about 12:33 pm they were called to a dispute.

Police say they arrived and established a perimeter around the subject residence. Contact with the residents was attempted.

According to police, two people exited the residence, confronted police and shots were fired. Both people were attended to by paramedics but did not survive.

The IIO will not be providing any information about the deceased; this remains the responsibility of the BC Coroners Service.

No further information or updates will be provided at this time as the IIO independently investigates this incident

Any potential witnesses are asked to call the IIO toll-free witness line at 1-855-446-8477.

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