Vancouver Police (VPD) are once again appealing for the public’s help to solve the homicides of a 15-year-old boy and 23-year-old man that occurred during a shooting on Saturday, January 13, near Ontario Street and Broadway.
In a release, police said detectives believe there are people who were in the area around the time of the murders but have not yet spoken with investigators.
“We have collected and reviewed video and determined that there are people out there we still need to talk to,” said VPD Const. Jason Doucette. “In particular, our detectives are looking to speak with anyone who was at the Indochine Kitchen and Bar around the time of the shooting, anywhere between 8 and 9:30 pm.”
This coming Saturday, Vancouver Police will position their Mobile Command Centre near Ontario Street and East Broadway from 3 pm to midnight.
Detectives will be available to talk to anyone who witnessed Saturday night’s events or who has information relevant to the investigation, said Doucette.
15-year-old bystander shot
The incident in question took place just after 9:15 pm last Saturday, when officers responded to a call that “several shots” were fired in the area.
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.
“The investigation is a top priority for the Vancouver Police Department,” said Doucette.
Detectives are working around-the-clock to identify witnesses and people with knowledge of this tragic incident.
Anyone with information can contact the VPD Homicide Unit at 604-717-2500, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leave a tip online at solvecrime.ca.