Niagara police investigating double homicide after 2 women found in Fort Erie home
Officers say they responded to a report of a disturbance possible involving a firearm on the Niagara Parkway
Niagara police are investigating a double homicide after finding two women dead inside a Fort Erie home.
Officers say they responded to a report of a possible disturbance involving a firearm at a residence on the Niagara Parkway around 4:17 a.m. Tuesday.
When police entered the home, they found the women dead.
There are few details about the incident, but detectives from the homicide unit and forensic services unit are investigating.
Const. Phil Gavin, of Niagara Regional Police Service, said due to the investigation, officers can't provide many details.
"The evidence at the scene deemed they should treat this as a homicide," he said in a phone interview.
"There's a suspect they're trying to identify and work toward."
He also said the relationship of the victims, where they lived and how they know each other is part of the investigation.
The Niagara River Parkway between Black Creek Road and Switch Road will be closed to vehicle traffic for most of the day.
Police are asking the public to avoid the area.