Mental health a possible factor in Vancouver’s third homicide

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Watch: Police are investigating Vancouver’s third homicide of the year. John Daly has the latest details.

Mental health could have been a factor in the murder of a 63-year-old woman and subsequent police involved shooting in Vancouver yesterday morning.

Shortly after 10:30 a.m., police received a call about a small child crying, a man yelling, and blood on the walls in the hall of an apartment building at Kingsway Ave and Joyce St. in Vancouver.

When officers arrived, they were confronted by a man with a knife. He was challenged by police and shot.

A woman’s body was later discovered inside a suite. A 19-month-old girl was also found injured.

She was taken to children’s hospital and is expected to survive. Her injuries are not life-threatening, but potentially life-altering.

The victim has now been identified as 63-year-old Yin Nor Hsao.

VPD spokesperson Brian Montague says the injured child is Hsao’s granddaughter.

He says it…

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