10/02/2014 01:52 EDT | Updated 12/02/2014 05:59 EST

Donovan Penner charged with homicide of his mother in Sechelt

A Sechlet man has been charged with the Oct. 1 murder of his mother at a residence in Sechelt, B.C.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says Donovan Penner, 47,  is charged with 2nd-degree murder in the death of his 67-year-old mother, Esma Lachance.

IHIT says the Sunshine Coast RCMP and B.C. Ambulance were called to a home in the 5200 block of Selma Park Road in Sechelt just before 1:30 a.m. PT and quickly determined from the nature of the injuries that foul play was involved.

IHIT spokeswoman Staff/Sgt Jennifer Pound says Lachance was the intended victim of a targeted attack and there is no threat to anyone else in the community.

Lachance is scheduled to make his first court appearance via video in Sechelt Provincial Court, Oct. 15.