Police confirm double homicide in downtown Chilliwack, B.C.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said RCMP responded to an altercation soon after 10 p.m. PT Friday night at the corner of Young and Yale roads.

IHIT says it's not clear if the victims knew each other

Officers gathers at the scene of a double homicide in downtown Chilliwack, B.C., Friday night. (Shane MacKichan)

Two people have died after a stabbing in downtown Chilliwack, B.C. on Friday night.

The Lower Mainland's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) said RCMP responded to an altercation at the corner of Young and Yale roads just after 10 p.m. PT. 

When officers arrived, they found three victims with stab wounds. Two of them died of their injuries and the third required medical attention. 

"There is limited information to indicate whether this attack occurred between individuals known to each other or if it was random," said IHIT spokesperson Cpl. Meghan Foster.

The surrounding area was closed off Saturday as investigators gathered evidence and interviewed potential witnesses in the neighbourhood. 

"Right now we're working on establishing motive and determining what led up to the altercation," Foster said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-4448, or by email. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Police say they found three stabbing victims when they arrived at the scene in Chilliwack, B.C. Two of them died of their injuries. (Shane MacKichan)