Vancouver Police investigate city’s second homicide of 2019

VANCOUVER Police are investigating a late night shooting that has claimed the life of 69-year-old Vancouver resident, Zenen Cepeda Silva.

Just before midnight on January 26, Vancouver Police responded to a 9-1-1 call about a shooting near Fraser Street and East 51 Avenue.

Officers discovered Cepeda Silva suffering from gunshot injuries and he was transported to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The shooter had fled before police arrived.

Investigators believe that Cepeda Silva was shot as he walked toward the front of a residence. This appears to be a targeted incident and there is no evidence to suggest that the public is at risk.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call the VPD’S homicide unit at (604)717-2500 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.