Woman shot at Royal Oak Sushi House in Burnaby identified

The second victim of the shooting at a sushi restaurant in Burnaby last Sunday has been identified as Chinh Diem Huynh.

Another victim, a Burnaby man, was identified Monday afternoon as Huong (Andy) Tran, 36.

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Police have not yet released any information on Huynh but plan to do so later today.

Both died from gunshot wounds and were found at the Royal Oak Sushi House at 6514 Royal Oak Ave., when police responded to a 911 call at the restaurant at approximately 9:30 p.m. after a passerby noticed an individual on the ground within the business.

Integrated Homicide Investigation Team spokesperson Sgt. Jennifer Pound said on Monday that Tran was the owner of the restaurant. She added the victims were not known to police.

"IHIT is leading this investigation, and although it is in the early stages, it appears to be a double homicide," Pound said at the Monday press conference.

Police were searching for 36-year-old Angus David Mitchell as a person of interest in the double homicide when he was shot and killed in Maple Ridge on Wednesday.

Mitchell was wanted for attempted murder in a Tuesday night shooting where a 51-year-old Burnaby man was shot in front of his home located in the 4400-block of Gilpin Crescent. The victim was a former landlord of his.

Pound said preliminary reports were that the restaurant was closed at the time the bodies were found.

Police spent most of Monday canvassing the area for witnesses and possible evidence, including looking for surveillance video from nearby businesses, such as the HSBC bank that is next door to the restaurant.

Burnaby RCMP Supt. Derren Lench said local police officers would do everything they can to help out IHIT in the investigation.

"We are deeply disturbed by this horrific and horrendous killing," said Lench. "We are going to apply all necessary resources to ensure that we bring these culprits to justice. - This is a sad day for us. This is a sad day for the people of Burnaby.

"I want the citizens of Burnaby to know that we will do everything we can to solve this case."

Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the IHIT tipline at 1877551-IHIT (4448) or email ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

People who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

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