SURREY â€” Surrey RCMP are reviewing a local case involving the theft of a 9mm handgun in Surrey in 2006 after Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht revealed that the weapon was used in the murders of eight people in his city earlier this week.
â€œWeâ€™re looking at the file,â€ said Cpl. Bert Paquet, of the Surrey RCMP. â€œWhatever info we uncover we will share with them,â€ he said of Edmontonâ€™s homicide investigators.
Paquet declined to make further comment.
The four women, two men and a boy and a girl were killed in what Edmonton Police believe was a murder-suicide in which the prime suspect â€” a man with a criminal record dating back to 1987 â€” is believed to have also killed himself, bring the death toll to nine.
Knecht told reporters the â€œplanned, deliberate and targetedâ€ killings donâ€™t appear to have been gang-related but rather a case of domestic violence.
Knecht revealed at a press conference that the gun was legally registered in B.C. in 1997 and was stolen in Surrey in 2006.