Police in the North Okanagan are on the scene of an apparent murder and attempted suicide near the community of Lumby.
The victims were found in a home at 387 Trinity Valley Road early Thursday evening.
Neighbours say they heard a single gun shot, went to investigate and heard a second shot at which time they called police.
After police arrived an air ambulance landed on the property; it took off a short time later with an injured male passenger.
Witnesses say the events were apparently the culmination of a dispute between the female owner of the property and a male tenant.
Police confirm the two were known to one another and have been in a relationship for a brief period of time. The initial investigation has determined that there have been no previous calls to police for attendance to this property during their short relationship.
Cst. Kris Clark says the victim was a 51-year-old female. Her death is being treated as a homicide.
Clark says the man remains in serious condition and in police custody.
Police and the BC Coroners Service are investigating.