Vancouver Police seize guns, machetes from Downtown Eastside SRO

Vancouver, BC – A 17-year-old boy has been charged after Vancouver Police discovered a cache of loaded guns and other dangerous weapons inside a Downtown Eastside rooming house Saturday.

Vancouver Police Department
Vancouver Police Department

Officers working in the Downtown Eastside responded to a report Saturday that someone had unlawfully entered a room inside the Grand Union, a rooming house near Abbott and West Hastings streets. When officers arrived, they were confronted by a teenager holding a loaded gun.

The teen was immediately arrested by Vancouver Police, who discovered five additional guns, including a loaded 357 Magnum and two loaded revolvers. Officers also seized body armour, machetes, ammunition, fake guns, and a variety of controlled drugs.

The teen has been charged with possession of a firearm.

The investigation is ongoing.

Vancouver Police Department

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