Charges laid in murders of Brandy Petrie and Avery Levely-Flescher in Langley

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      It took less than a week for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team to announce charges in a gruesome double murder in Langley.

      Burnaby resident Brandy Petrie, 34, and 20-year-old Avery Levely-Flescher of Surrey were shot inside a vehicle on September 1 near 232 Street and 64 Avenue.

      Petrie died at the scene and Levely-Flescher didn't survive his injuries after being taken to hospital.

      A 21-year-old Langley resident, Travis MacPhail, has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder.

      He's also charged with possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition, aggravated sexual assault, and uttering threats.

      “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,” IHIT Cpl. Frank Jang said in a news release. 

      IHIT has also identified the murder victim in a September 3 shooting in the 9500 block of Williams Street in Chilliwack.

      Jose Martin Torres, 35, was known to police and it's believed his killing was targeted.