The Maltese community on Vancouver Island in Canada is in a state of shock at the death of a girl of Maltese descent.
Emily Caruana appears to have been killed in a house in the Brentwood Bay area, where the Police are saying a violent fight took place.
Canadian media have reported that the Police were summoned to the scene, and found a lifeless body and two other persons with injuries.
One person has been arrested in connection with the case, and the Police have been quoted as saying this was not a casual attack.
Meanwhile, several friends of Caruana took to social media to express their shock and sorrow at Caruana’s death, which came like a bolt from the blue.
More details soon to follow.