No double homicide in Hope
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has completed the crime scene examination where the bodies of two men were located in a property on Othello Road in Hope.
Initial attendance led investigators to believe that this was a double homicide, however, further evaluation by IHIT, UFVRD (Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment) and LMDIFIS (Lower Mainland District Integrated Forensic Identification Section) has confirmed this investigation to be a murder/suicide.
The deceased males have been identified as 26-year-old Alec Lamb and 29-year-old Tylor Insley.
The family of both men have been notified.
Investigators continue to investigate the details that led up to the homicide and the motive for this shooting.
“We know that within smaller communities an incident such as this can instill a great deal of fear in the public,” said RCMP Sgt. Jennifer Pound.
“IHIT would like to ensure the public that this was not a random attack, but a targeted shooting between two males that were known to each other.”