Two men have been shot dead inside a residence in Triq Locker in Sliema, the police said.
The shooting took place at around 10.30pm. Residents called the police after they heard gunfire.
A police spokesperson (video below) said two men, who have yet to be identified, were found in the residence. One was found on the lower level while the other was found upstairs. The police are not excluding anything at this stage. According to reports, this could have been an attempted hold-up.
A number of police cars and at least two ambulances were called to the scene. A forensic team is also conducting investigations inside the residence and a magisterial inquiry has been launched.
Asked whether there were signs of a struggle, the police spokesman said he could not comment at this stage since investigations were still in the initial stage. No one is being held in connection with the shooting so far.