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South Vancouver shooting reportedly leaves one dead

Last Updated Sep 17, 2020 at 9:01 am PDT

FILE -- Police were called to the area of 64th Avenue near Knight Street Wednesday night for a "major incident." (Courtesy Twitter/@MFrankvoice)
Summary

An apparent shooting has reportedly left one person dead in South Vancouver

Witnesses say they heard shots ring out around 7 p.m. Wednesday in the area of 64th Avenue near Knight Street

Police are providing few details at this time

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.

Neighbours tell CityNews they heard at least five shots ring out just after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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.

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Editor’s note: This article has been updated to correct information provided by the VPD.