Vancouver Police seek witnesses to Downtown Eastside assault

VANCOUVER Police are looking for witnesses to a Downtown Eastside assault that left a 49-year-old Vancouver man with life-threatening injuries last week on Wednesday.

Just after 9 p.m. on August 21, a passerby came across an injured man in the south lane of East Hastings Street, near Carrall Street. The man was taken to hospital where he remains in serious condition.

Detectives from VPD’s Major Crime Section are investigating, and want to speak with anyone who has information.

“We need your help to solve this serious incident,” says Sgt. Aaron Roed. “Even the smallest amount of information could help us find out what happened to this man.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Vancouver Police Major Crime Section at 604-717-2541, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.