The Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) have more details about the incidents that led up to a double homicide in a Fort Erie home on the Niagara Parkway.
It is also using its underwater search and rescue team to search for evidence.
NRPS say a group of people, some who don’t live in the Niagara region, were at the home on Jan. 18. The home was a short-term rental.
Someone fired a gun, and people left the house before officers arrived.
Police found the two dead women in the home and say both had “obvious trauma to their bodies.”
Detectives are trying to identify anyone who was at the home, but the investigation is still in its infancy.
Despite this, they don’t believe there’s an immediate threat to public safety.
Police say as they look for evidence, they will search the Niagara River with dive teams, resulting in closures between Black Creek Road and Switch Road. Police expect a presence in the area for days.
“Homicide detectives are appealing to anyone who may reside or have a business in the area of the scene that has security cameras, doorbell cameras or dashboard cameras to contact them. They may have captured something that could assist the investigation,” reads a release from police.