Police investigate fatal stabbing in Downtown Eastside

Dec 19 2017, 4:44 pm

On Saturday evening, Vancouver Police responded to reports of a stabbing just outside the Insite supervised drug injection facility in the Downtown Eastside.

When officers arrived, they discovered a 47-year-old man with a serious stab wound. He was in critical condition and rushed to hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries in treatment. His identity has not been released to the public.

An investigation by the VPD’s Major Crime Section and Forensic Identification Unit is in its early stages. At this time, no individuals have been arrested.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call investigators at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.