VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Vancouver Police are investigating a double stabbing in the Downtown Eastside Monday afternoon.
The incident happened in the area of East Hastings and Columbia Street when paramedics observed two to three people fighting around noon. That’s where police found the injured men and arrested one person.
According to VPD, the men have been taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
#VPDnews: #VPD investigating a double-stabbing, after a fight near E. Hastings & Columbia this afternoon, which brings the total to 5 people who have been stabbed in the Downtown Eastside in the last 3 days. Call 9-1-1 or Crime Stoppers with any info. https://t.co/lOKB1VLg0e pic.twitter.com/2ItJlKSA2M
— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) November 3, 2020
“Five people have been stabbed in the downtown eastside in the last three days alone,” Constable Tania Visintin says in a release.
“It is too early in the investigation to say if any of these are linked. However, investigators from our Major Crime Section have been engaged.”
If you have any information about Monday’s incident, call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-8000-222-8477.