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.
#VPD confirm this is a homicide. They were called out at about 11 p.m. on Monday to the area of 48th and Main. The Coroner is there. No one has been arrested and at this point investigators don't have any suspects. This is the eighth homicide of the year. Details on @NEWS1130. https://t.co/rputNhXVF1
— Sonia Aslam (@SoniaSAslam) July 14, 2020
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.
Police now pulling down most of the yellow tape sealing off the investigation scene. Forensics team has left. pic.twitter.com/0Enoj3TCTq
— Mike Lloyd (@llikemoyd) July 14, 2020
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