TRAVIS MacPhail, 21, of Langley has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of Brandy Petrie, 34, of Burnaby and Avery Levely-Flescher, 20, of Surrey, who were found by Langley RCMP with gunshot wounds on September 1 at approximately 5:30 a.m. in the area of 232nd Street and 64th Avenue.
Petrie was pronounced dead at the scene. Levely-Flescher was transported to hospital, but despite all medical efforts, he succumbed to his injuries.
A male suspect was located near the scene by police and was taken into custody.
MacPhail has also been charged with possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition, uttering threats and aggravated sexual assault in relation to another victim.
As this incident was quickly deemed a homicide, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct of the investigation. IHIT has been working in partnership with the Langley RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section and the B.C. Coroner’s Service to gather evidence.
Early on in the investigation, the evidence suggested this incident was not random and there is currently no information to link this with any other acts of violence in the Lower Mainland.
IHIT Cpl. Frank Jang said: “The quick response of the Langley RCMP first responders should be acknowledged as well as the tenacious work of IHIT investigators and our partners in securing charge approval.”
Further details of the investigation will not be made available as this matter is now before the court.