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Update: One person dead in Burnaby stabbing at Metropolis at Metrotown mall

Second stabbing in four days

One person is dead after a stabbing Sunday at Burnaby’s biggest shopping mall.

On Sunday at around 11:45 a.m., emergency crews responded to the parkade near the Metropolis at Metrotown Walmart for reports of a person who had been stabbed. 

Once on scene, RCMP officers located a person who had suffered life-threatening injuries outside an elevator in the parkade structure. 

Paramedics and Burnaby firefighters performed life-saving measures and the victim was rushed to Royal Columbian Hospital in grave condition. The victim has since died.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has now taken control of the investigation.

If you were in the Metrotown area between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. 19, and saw anything suspicious, police are asking you to contact them.

Anyone with information, dash cam video or surveillance video in the area is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at

RCMP had Dow Street in the Metrotown neighbourhood closed off just south of the mall for a couple hours and a secondary scene was located inside an apartment building in the 6600 block of Dow Street

One suspect is now in custody.

This is the second stabbing in Burnaby in just a few days.

On Wednesday night, a 59-year-old man was sent to hospital with stab wounds. Emergency crews were called to an apartment at 7272 Kingsway in the Edmonds neighbourhood just after 9:30 p.m., according to a Burnaby RCMP news release.

About a dozen officers responded, including a K9 unit, media spokesperson Cpl. Mike Kalanj told the NOW.

Officers located the victim, and he was transported to hospital. 

The 59-year-old man was in "critical condition," according to BC Emergency Health Services.

A 51-year-old female suspect was located and arrested, the police news release said.

The victim and suspect are known to each other, according to police, and the investigation is ongoing.

  • With additional reporting by Cornelia Naylor