VPD investigates Homicide at downtown Vancouver hotel, 13th Homicide of 2021 – UPDATED

Vancouver – Vancouver Police have identified the victim of this year’s 13th homicide as Amandeep Manj.

The 35-year-old was found dead in a vehicle in the underground parkade of the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel yesterday afternoon. Officers and paramedics attended and he was pronounced dead on scene.

Homicide detectives continue to investigate. No arrests have been made.

“Early this morning, witnesses called police to report a vehicle on fire near Charles and Penticton streets in East Vancouver,” says Constable Tania Visintin. “Our investigators are working to determine if there is a connection between this arson and yesterday’s murder.”

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

BACKGROUND

Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Police are investigating the city’s 13th homicide of the year after a man was found dead this afternoon.

“This brazen shooting happened in broad daylight at a popular tourist hotel in the city,” says Constable Tania Visintin, VPD.

Officers responded to level three of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel parkade near Cordova and Burrard streets around 3:30 p.m. after a man was found unresponsive by a witness. Paramedics attended and pronounced the man dead on scene.

Fairmont Pacific Rim - Wikipedia
Fairmont Pacific Rim – Wikipedia

The investigation is active and ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time.

“VPD Homicide investigators believe the shooting was targeted. We are asking the public to remain vigilant while we find the person responsible,” adds Constable Visintin.

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

Vancouver Police Department



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