Multiple stabbings in Downtown Eastside in less than 24 hours

VANCOUVER Police responded to three unrelated stabbing incidents over a 24-hour period in the Downtown Eastside that sent three victims to hospital.

“Our officers continue to deal with violent people and dangerous scenarios,” said Constable Tania Visintin. “Despite business closures and less people out during this pandemic, Vancouver Police officers remain busy responding to serious calls, helping those in need.”

On Monday afternoon, officers responded to a call near Hastings and Main streets where a 20-year-old man had been stabbed.  The victim was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect is still on the loose at this time.

Several hours later, officers responded to the stabbing of a 34-year-old man that happened in a lane in the area of Carrall and East Cordova streets. The suspect has not been located.

On Tuesday, just before 6 a.m., a group of people attempted to rob another group near Gore Avenue and Hastings Street. Two people were taken to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. One suspect has been arrested.

“All three cases are actively being investigated,” said Visintin.  “As much as it is disturbing to know something so serious has happened, we do not believe there is any threat to the public at this time.”

If anyone has information pertaining to the three assaults, they are asked to call police.