Man shot dead in Beiseker
(West Shore RCMP)

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) are investigating a homicide at a residence in Langford on New Year’s Eve.

According to a release from BC RCMP, just after 12 p.m. on Friday, December 31st,  West Shore RCMP officers attended a residence on Selwyn Road for a well-being check.

Once inside the home, officers found the body of a deceased woman within a residence. One man has been taken into custody without incident.

There are reports the suspect was the son of the deceased.

The VIIMCU has now taken over the investigation and the RCMP says it is working with the BC Coroners Service to “definitively confirm the ID of the deceased.”

“This is believed to have been an isolated incident and investigators do not believe that there is an ongoing risk to the public as both individuals knew each other,” said Sergeant Chris Manseau, media relations officer for the BC RCMP.

Officers are expected to remain at the scene for several days while the investigation continues.

No further details were provided about the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the VIIMCU information line at 250-380-6211.

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