VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Vancouver police have released surveillance footage, on the two-year anniversary of a deadly shooting in Kitsilano, in the hopes someone will help them identify the person responsible.
At around 8:30 p.m. on April 16, 2019, 30-year-old Manoj Kumar was found slumped over the steering wheel of a car near Burrard St. and W. 4th Ave. He died at the scene.
The seven-second clip released by police shows a white SUV parked in what appears to be a parkade. The two passenger-side doors open and two people get out of the vehicle. The timestamp on the video indicates the footage was taken at around 8:40 p.m. the evening of the shooting.
#VPDNews: Vancouver Police are again appealing for witnesses to come forward as an investigation into the 2019 homicide of Mr. Manoj Kumar continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact #VPD homicide investigators at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers. https://t.co/f9WGjxVwfQ pic.twitter.com/v2Q9wmxFTq
— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) April 16, 2021
The license plate of the SUV was not visible in the video.
The VPD did not make any mention of where the vehicle was located, what happened before or after the video, nor how it may be linked to the homicide.
In the days following the homicide two years ago, investigators had said a car that had apparently left the scene of the shooting was later found burned on W. 22nd Ave. near Arbutus St.
“VPD homicide detectives have been working diligently on this file, and continue to make progress towards solving this crime,” Const. Tania Visintin said. “As today marks two years to the date of the death of Mr. Kumar, investigators are hoping to acquire more leads to help solve the murder and bring closure to Mr. Kumar’s family.”
“Investigators believe there are people in the community who know who is responsible for this homicide. We encourage those with knowledge of the suspects to come forward,” Visintin added.
If you have any information, you are asked to call the VPD homicide investigators at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
.@VancouverPD have released surveillance footage, on the two-year anniversary of a deadly shooting in #Kitsilano, in the hopes someone will help them identify the person responsible. https://t.co/pZyFMcbwwp #Vancouver pic.twitter.com/yZOXCQFQU7
— CityNews Vancouver (@CityNewsVAN) April 17, 2021