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UPDATE: Double murder at South Burnaby sushi restaurant

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The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is investigating a double murder at Royal Oak Sushi House in South Burnaby Sunday night.

IHIT spokesperson Sgt. Jennifer Pound said the victims are a man and a woman and they were both shot.

"They are not known to police and they are both associated to that business."

The man has been identified as 36-year-old Burnaby resident Huong (Andy) Tran. Police are not yet releasing the name of the female victim as they are still notifying her next of kin.

Pound said it's still early in the investigation but the incident doesn't appear to be gang-related. Police have yet to determine a motive for the killings.

There were also no reports to police of shots fired in the area.

On May 27, at about 9:30 p.m., Burnaby RCMP were called to the business in the 6500-block of Royal Oak between Kingsway and Grimmer Street.

A passerby had noticed a man on the floor inside the business, prompting him to call 911, Pound said.

Burnaby Mounties found the man and woman dead inside. When it appeared they were victims of foul play, IHIT was called in.

On Monday afternoon, Royal Oak between Kingsway and Grimmer remained closed to traffic, a situation Pound expected to continue "well into the night." Forensic teams were on scene and police officers were canvassing the neighbourhood for information on the incident.

Anyone with information on the double homicide is asked to contact the IHIT tiplines at 1-877-551-IHIT(4448) or ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip at Solvecrime.ca.

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