The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been deployed to West Vancouver after city police closed off the area for hours Tuesday afternoon.
Global News has learned there was a stabbing in the underground parkade around 5 p.m. Resident Liam Goddard lives in the building and says his mother called 9-1-1 after she spoke to a distressed woman who came up the stairs.
“A lady came upstairs and was like ‘help me help me.’ And then my mom called the police and they arrived and yeah, all the officers showed up,” Goddard told Global News from the street outside his building.
No word yet on details of the homicide investigation but police seemed focused on the area around Argyle Avenue and 21st Street which sits between multiple condo buildings.
Police taped off the entrance to the underground parking area and residents have reportedly been told to stay away.
B.C. Emergency Health Services confirmed to Global News it did not take anyone to hospital but was called to the scene just after 2 p.m.
Tess Koehle also lives across the street from the scene and says she was told to stay home for a long while on Tuesday.
“They have limited the police tape area just now. Only covering the entrance and exit to the underground of 2135 Argyle Avenue, Koehle told Global News.
“We at 2120 Argyle have been on lockdown since approximately 5 p.m. but now am free to move about.”
IHIT is asking anyone with information about the investigation to call 1-877-551-4448 or email [email protected].
This is a developing story, more to come.
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