Vancouver Police investigate Downtown Eastside homicide

Vancouver Police in Downtown Eastside following a homicide on Thursday. Photo by Sukhwant Singh Dhillon

VANCOUVER Police are investigating the city’s ninth homicide of 2019, after a 43-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries on Thursday morning near Main and Hastings streets.

Just before 10 a.m., police were called to the area of Robson and Denman streets for a man in medical distress. It is believed the man was injured in the Downtown Eastside and made his way to the West End before he collapsed.

The man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

This investigation is in its early stages. Anyone with information is asked to call VPD’s Homicide Unit at 604-717-2500 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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