An early-morning traffic dispute in Vancouver appears to have escalated into a shooting that has resulted in one woman being injured and left one man dead.
Shortly after 1:30 a.m. today (August 10), the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) received a call about a man shot near Bridgeway Street under the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Bridge in East Vancouver.
When officers arrived, they discovered a 33-year-old man who had died from gunshot wounds. The identity of the victim has not been released, as the next of kin hasn't been notified yet.
Meanwhile, a woman, who was believed to be in the same vehicle as the male victim, was taken to hospital with minor injuries, and has since been released.
According to a VPD news release, evidence is indicating that a road-rage incident arose between the victim, who was believed to be in a grey Toyota Matrix, and the suspect, who was in a white sedan.
The investigation is continuing on but no arrests have been made yet.
Anyone who has dash-cam footage near the intersection of McGill Street and Renfrew Street between 1:30 and 2 a.m. today, or who has any information about this incident, is asked to contact detectives at 604-717-2500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
This fatality is the 14th homicide of 2018.