VPD investigates first homicide of 2021

Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Police are investigating the city’s first homicide of 2021, which occurred Sunday morning in Gastown.

Police were called to the Gastown Hotel – a single-room occupancy building – around 5:30 this morning, and discovered two people had been stabbed. A 40-year-old from Vancouver died at the scene. The second victim, a 28-year-old from Vancouver, was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Vancouver Police Department
Vancouver Police Department

A 48-year-old Vancouver man was arrested nearby and remains in custody.

Anyone with information is asked to call VPD’s Homicide Unit at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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