Candlelight vigil planned for Vancouver entrepreneur Amin Shahin Shakur

Jul 15 2020, 4:16 pm

A candlelight vigil is being held for Amin Shahin Shakur, the 30-year-old man who tragically passed away on Monday night in the city’s eighth homicide of 2020

Shakur was the victim of a shooting near Main Street and East 48th Avenue, just after 11 pm.

Shortly after his passing, bouquets of flowers were left in front of Dank Mart, a retro snack bodega that Shakur opened earlier this year. Customers would frequent the retailer in search of rare and hard-to-find snacks, old-school candy, and limited-edition cereals.

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Bouquets of flowers that were placed in front of Dank Mart. (Submitted by Sukhwant Dhillon)

Punjabi Market, a group of artists and entrepreneurs working to revitalize South Asian-run businesses and restaurants, says that Shakur was a “valued member of the community.”

He was described as a “hardworking business owner and spirited entrepreneur who brought fun, positivity, and good energy” to the Main Street area.

The candlelight vigil for Shakur is scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 16 at 8 pm. It will be held at King George Park in Richmond.

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A candlelight vigil for Amin Shahin Shakur will be held on Thursday, July 16.

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