British Columbia

IHIT investigating homicide in Burnaby, B.C.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is on scene after a homicide in Burnaby Thursday afternoon.

One person is in custody after the attack, which police say was not random

Police are investigating after a homicide in the 7900 block of 18th Avenue in Burnaby, B.C., on Feb. 23, 2017. (Dan Imbeault/CBC)

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is on the scene of a homicide in Burnaby that occurred Thursday afternoon.

Police say they were called to a house in 7900 block of 18 Avenue, just south of Robert Burnaby Park around 1 p.m. for a woman needing medical attention.

When they arrived, police say they found a 45-year-old woman dead inside a residence.

A 47-year-old man has been taken into custody. Police say the incident was "not a random act."  

They are not releasing the name of the suspect, the victim or commenting on the nature of their relationships.

IHIT says it will provide more information later Thursday.