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Police say man charged in double homicide in Courtenay, B.C.

October 06, 2016 - 3:44 PM

COURTENAY, B.C. - Police say a man has been charged following a double homicide on Vancouver Island earlier this week.

A man and woman were found dead by police in home in Courtenay early Wednesday morning.

RCMP say a 42-year-old man who was arrested at the scene has been charged with two counts of murder.

Const. Rob Gardner says police are consulting the Crown on whether the man will face first- or second-degree murder charges.

The Mounties say the man had been sent to hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot injury at the time of his arrest but is expected to appear in court on Oct. 11.

Police say another man who was arrested at the scene was released without being charged.

The names of the man who has been charged and the deceased have not been released by police.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2016
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