VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The family of the murder suspect shot and killed by Mounties on Wednesday is offering their sympathies to the families of the victims.

Angus Mitchell’s family has released a statement expressing “extreme sorrow and heartfelt sympathies” to the families of Chinh Diem Huynh and Huong Tran, who were killed in the Royal Oak Sushi House last Sunday.

It is believed Mitchell shot the pair.

They also wish Mitchell’s former landlord well in his recovery from a gun shot wound.

Mitchell was killed by police in Maple Ridge after a lengthy manhunt Wednesday.

In their statement, the family calls the deaths “truly senseless”.

“We cannot begin to describe the horror we felt upon learning of Angus’s involvement in this tragedy,” the statement reads.