Two people arrested in connection with the double homicide in Whistler, B.C.


Two people arrested in connection with double homicide in Whistler, BC.

Shots were heard in Whistler Village on Sunday.

Two people were killed in a shooting Sunday at noon, which led to the closure of the station in Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, says the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Two people were also arrested in connection with an attack near the Sundial Hotel in Whistler.

One ​​person died at the scene, and another succumbed to his injuries at a local medical clinic, the RCMP said in a statement. Police say they don't know if the shooting and a recently discovered burnt-out car are related to this case or if there are links to an ongoing gang dispute.

British Columbia's Joint Organized Crime Unit said it is aware of the shooting and will assist lead investigators as needed. Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IIET).

Whistler Blackcomb spokeswoman Sara Roston said in an email that the RCMP ruled out any imminent danger in the Whistler area, but that the resort was closed for the day out of respect for guests and those affected by the shooting.

Sara Roston clarified that staff have temporarily resumed operations to allow guests to descend the mountain in chairlifts and gondolas and leave safely.

“We are shocked and deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence, and we stand with our community.

—Sara Roston, Spokesperson, Whistler Blackcomb

RCMP say that although the attack occurred “out in the open” in one area of ​​the village, she believes there is no permanent risk to the public.

“I am convinced, thanks to the work carried out by our investigators , that there is no longer any risk to the safety of the community,” Sea to Sky Corridor RCMP Inspector Robert Dykstra said in a statement.

The EIEH could not be reached for comment on the matter.


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