Two people are dead following an overnight shooting in downtown Richmond that police investigators believe is not random.
Around 2:30 a.m. Monday, police responded to a report of gunfire at a home at 6631 Eckersley Rd., near Granville Avenue and Cooney Road, Richmond RCMP Cpl. Dennis Hwang said. Two victims were found inside.
An area resident, who wished to remain anonymous, toldThe Sentinel that half of Eckersley Road wasbought by developers and those homes have for some time been rented out.
The older, yellow, two-storey home where the shooting occurredwas previously occupied by a couple. On Monday morning, a minivan was parked out front, the driver’s door still ajar.
He said he last saw the couple some time ago, and described activity on the property as“sketchy” and noted there was marijuana being smoked there.
The home sits directly across from the field used by students at Cook elementary school.
The Integrated Homicide Investiga- tion Team is now in charge of the investigation.