VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – It appears there’s been a fatal shooting in South Vancouver.
The VPD isn’t confirming the details and will only say that officers were responding to a “major police incident in the area.” However, reports suggest a body was taken away from a home on 64th Avenue west of Knight Street.
Hearing of a massive police presence in South Vancouver right now, in the area of Knight and 64th/Marine Drive. One caller says at least 20 VPD cars are in the area as well as ambulance. We've reached out to @VancouverPD for information. @NEWS1130
— Tarnjit Parmar (@Tarnjitkparmar) September 17, 2020
Neighbours tell CityNews they heard at least five shots ring out just after 7 p.m. Wednesday.
On scene in the area of Knight/64th/Marine Drive.@VancouverPD presence remains high with road closures in effect.
VPD not confirming neighbour reports of potential gunshots but have described the incident as "major" to @NEWS1130
Forensic van on scene. pic.twitter.com/6TwhK8TIAa
— David Zura (@DavidZuraCityTV) September 17, 2020
There are also suggestions a burning car was found in Richmond shortly after the apparent shooting — which is a hallmark of a gang hit.
Vancouver police had earlier confirmed they were looking into a homicide in the South Vancouver area. However, they have since issued a correction, saying they were confirming a death in East Vancouver.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Editor’s note: This article has been updated to correct information provided by the VPD.