04/14/2014 05:34 EDT | Updated 06/14/2014 05:59 EDT

Man shot, woman found dead, child injured in 'blood bath'

A violent incident in an apartment in the 3300 block of Kingsway has left a woman dead, a child injured and the suspect shot by police.

Police were called to the apartment shortly after 10.30 a.m. PT after receiving reports of a small child crying, a man yelling and blood on the walls of the apartment building hallway.

On arrival, a man challenged police with a weapon, and was shot and injured by officers, the VPD said in a statement.

A woman, with apparent multiple injuries was declared dead at the scene, and a girl of around five or six was taken to hospital with injuries.

According to a neighbour, one attending paramedic who described the scene as a "blood bath", said the victim had been stabbed many times all over her body.

Police said the suspect was transferred to hospital.

The incident is Vancouver's third homicide of 2014.