VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Wednesday night was a violent one in Vancouver, with three homicides confirmed in the city — all reportedly within the same hour.
Police say two people were “found unresponsive in a room” at the Astoria Hotel along East Hastings just before 7:30 p.m.
“One victim was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other died at hospital,” police say in a release.
It was shortly after that that the VPD says officers began receiving 9-1-1 calls about possible shots being fired in South Vancouver. When officers arrived to the area of 64th Avenue, west of Knight Street, they found a victim “dead in front of a house in the area.”
UPDATE: There were a total of three homicides last night in #Vancouver. Police say there is no risk to the public. One person was killed at 64th and Knight and two people were killed at the Astoria Hotel yest' evening. Murders at both locations are not connected, say #VPD. https://t.co/KiEG1F6Hti
— Sonia Aslam (@SoniaSAslam) September 17, 2020
The VPD says the murders at the two locations are not connected. Police also believe there is no risk to the public.
No arrests have been made. Investigators are pleading with anyone who may have information about any of these deaths to contact detectives at 604.717.2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477.
-With files from Sonia Aslam and Dean Recksiedler