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Saanich Police on scene of a significant incident near Uptown (UPDATED)

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Saanich Police and the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit are investigating two homicides that appear to be related. More details here.

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While details are slim, Saanich Police are investigating an undisclosed incident near Uptown Shopping Centre Wednesday afternoon.

There are unconfirmed reports the incident occurred at a home on Bethune Avenue. Police officers could be seen outside the home, along with an ambulance.

The stretch of road runs between Saanich and Cloverdale roads and police tape can be seen blocking access to the area.

The median located between Blanshard Street and Bethune Avenue has also been taped off by Saanich Police.

Witnesses who live in the area said they heard screaming followed by officers ordering a man to drop a weapon.

Victoria Buzz has reached out to Saanich Police for more details.

Half our Street and the strip between Blanshard and Sannich road closed down and cordoned off after a intense police stand off and take down of a suspect with a weapon near my home at 11:30 am this morning.We heard the police yelling for the individual to drop their weapon repeatedly before ambulance arrived on the scene and area was closed.Very Scary , we hope no one was hurt**Update , 2 people were killed in this incident , our hearts go out to the familys

Posted by Rebecca Bradley on Wednesday, October 19, 2022

More to come.

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