BC’s police watchdog has been called to northwest BC after a police-involved shooting left two people dead Thursday.
RCMP say they were called just after 12:30 pm to what they have described as a “neighbour dispute” involving a handgun in the Village of Granisle north of Topley .
Officers arrived on scene at about 1:22 and set up a perimeter around the home in question. Mounties say they tried to make contact with the residents.
RCMP says one person exited the building and confronted police. The force says shots were fired at approximately 2:50. A second person came out of the building and shots were again fired, although RCMP have not said who fired shots.
Paramedics staged nearby tended to both people, but both were dead. RCMP says none of the police were injured in the incident.
The IIO has been notified and the scene and evidence have been secured with help from the North District Major Crime until investigators from the police watchdog get to the scene.
With the shooting now under investigation by the Independent Investigations Office, RCMP says no other information is being released by police.