A 15-year-old boy from Coquitlam who was put on life support after being injured in a shooting on Saturday in Vancouver has now died, the VPD confirmed late Monday.
Now, homicide investigators are making another appeal to the public for video. Investigators believe that some people may have captured the incident and the aftermath on their cell phones and/or dash cam recordings.
The incident took place just after 9:15 pm on Saturday, when officers responded to a call that “several shots” were fired around Broadway and Ontario Street.
A 23-year-old man also died of his injuries as a result of the shooting.
On Monday, police identified that man as Vancouver resident, Kevin Whiteside.
Investigators believe Whiteside exchanged gun fire with at least one other person during Saturday’s incident and said he was known to police.
Another man in his 30s was also injured and was treated for minor injuries at the scene and released.
Vancouver police cordoned off an area on Broadway Street between Manitoba and Quebec Street. One officer told me it was a crime scene of an apparent shooting. pic.twitter.com/7vbEWWJjfM
— Lanny Mcdanny (@LannyMcdanny) January 14, 2018
“This is the type of call I absolutely dread and I am incredibly saddened and heartbroken,” said VPD Chief Const. Adam Palmer.
It is rare in Vancouver, he added, “for an innocent victim to be caught up in this type of violence and this investigation remains a priority for us. We are pulling all available resources together.”’
In a tweet, BC Premier John Horgan offered his condolences.
My heart goes out to family & friends of the innocent boy caught up in the violence of the Vancouver shooting Saturday. If you know anything that could help catch those responsible please contact @VancouverPD
— John Horgan (@jjhorgan) January 16, 2018
No arrests have been made in the case yet.
VPD has at least 50 officers investigating this shooting, and is committed to solving this case. Investigators believe that there are still people who may have witnessed this shooting and have yet to call the police.
Anyone with information regarding this incident please call investigators at 604-717-2500.