VANCOUVER Police said on Sunday that they are investigating the murder of a man on Saturday night in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighbourhood.
Police responded to several 9-1-1 calls for shots fired outside Cardero’s restaurant near Coal Harbour Quay and Cardero Street just after 8:30 p.m. on April 17. The victim was pronounced dead on scene after attempts of resuscitation failed by Vancouver Police, Vancouver Fire Rescue Service and BC Ambulance Service.
Preliminary evidence indicates the shooting was targeted and investigators do not believe there is a specific public safety risk at this time related to this incident.
TV news footage showed a handgun lying on the ground at the scene of the shooting.
“Although this shooting was targeted, we are very concerned about the potential impact on the public of an incident like this,” says Constable Tania Visintin, VPD. “This happened in a busy spot on a nice evening and an innocent person could have gotten hurt.”
No arrests have been made at this time.
This is Vancouver’s fifth homicide of the year.
Anyone with information is asked to call VPD Homicide Unit at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.
Also, Vancouver Police clarified that there was a stabbing at West Hastings and Broughton near the shooting scene 15 minutes later. There was no evidence that the two incidents were connected. The stabbing victim was in serious condition.