Island couple dead following Monday incident
Two people are dead following an incident being investigated by police on Salt Spring.
According to the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit, on Monday just before 5 p.m. the Salt Spring RCMP were called to a serious incident at a residence at 1502 Fulford-Ganges Rd.
“When frontline officers arrived they found a 48-year-old man dead at the Salt Spring Island home property,” a media release states. “A 41-year-old woman was found suffering from serious injuries and later succumbed to them.”
Friends have identified the individuals as spouses John and Jennifer Quesnel.
The VIMCU has since taken over the police investigation which continues at this time. No other persons were injured in the incident, police are not looking for suspects and no charges are anticipated.
The BC Coroners Service was also conducting an investigation.
However, family members have been told by investigators that John Quesnel was waiting for Jennifer Quesnel at their property, fired two gunshots at his wife and then shot himself.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to create a trust fund for the three Quesnel children, Jake, Dan and John, Jr.