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South Vancouver shooting leaves man, 30, dead

Last Updated Jul 14, 2020 at 9:51 pm PDT

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Summary

Police say a 30-year-old man has died after a shooting in Vancouver Monday night

The VPD says officers were called to the area of Main Street and 48th Avenue around 11:00 p.m. Monday

The victim 'does not have an extensive police history,' police say

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A 30-year-old man is dead after a late-night shooting in South Vancouver.

Officers were called to the area of Main Street and 48th Avenue in the popular Punjabi Market neighbourhood just after 11:00 p.m. Monday. That’s where they say Amin Shahin Shakur was shot and killed.

“The victim does not have an extensive police history. There is no risk to the public,” the VPD says in a release.

Few other details are being released at this time, however, Vancouver police say no one has been arrested.

Witnesses tell NEWS 1130 police and paramedics rushed into the area Monday night after what sounded like gunshots. One man who lives in the area says he heard what sounded like four “muted bangs” before first responders flooded the scene.

The B.C. Coroners Service confirms it was “notified of a death” in the area but is leaving all media inquiries to the VPD to handle.

The incident shut down a portion of the block for several hours, however, police tape has since come down.

The area is filled with mostly two-storey buildings, with commercial fronts on Main Street and living spaces up above.

The VPD is expected to provide more information later on Tuesday. This is Vancouver’s eighth homicide of 2020.

-With files from Sonia Aslam