Vancouver police seek murder charge after grandmother killed, child injured

Police investigate a crime scene following a police shooting in Vancouver on Monday, April 14, 2014. Vancouver police say their officers shot a man after being called to the scene of a bloody crime.Officers responded to a 911 call about a child crying, a man yelling and blood on the walls in the hall of an apartment building. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

VANCOUVER - Vancouver police say they're recommending a murder charge after a 63-year-old woman was killed and her young granddaughter suffered potentially life-altering injuries.

Police say the woman was found Monday after officers were called to an apartment building, where they shot a man who was brandishing a knife.

The victim has been identified as 63-year-old Yin Nor Hsao, and the 19-month-old granddaughter she'd been babysitting is now in hospital.

Police have arrested a suspect, who is in a hospital under guard, and they're recommending charges of murder and attempted murder.

The suspect's name won't be released until the Crown makes a decision on whether to approve charges, but police say he has a connection with the child.

The province's Independent Investigations Office, which handles cases involving police, is looking into the circumstances of the shooting.

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