One man is dead after a shooting took place last night outside a dining establishment in a scenic area of Vancouver’s Coal Harbour district, not far from the Westin Bayshore Hotel.
The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) stated today (April 18) that police received several 911 calls about gunfire outside Cardero’s restaurant (1583 Coal Harbour Quay), shortly after 8:30 p.m. on April 17.
Vancouver police, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service, and B.C. Ambulance Service responded and attended the scene.
Despite resuscitation attempts, a male shooting victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been released.
The VPD stated that investigators don’t believe that there are any specific public safety risks related to this incident as preliminary evidence indicates that the shooting was targeted.
Nonetheless, VPD spokesperson Const. Tania Visintin stated that police remain concerned “about the potential impact on the public of an incident like this”. Visintin noted that the shooting took place in a busy area and “an innocent person could have gotten hurt”.
So far, no arrests have been made yet.
This fatal shooting is Vancouver’s fifth homicide of 2021.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the VPD Homicide Unit at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.
CTV News reported that, shortly after the shooting incident, police received a 911 call around 8:45 p.m. about a man who had sustained stab wounds in the 500 block of Broughton Street.
Investigators have not yet determined if there is any connection between the shooting and stabbing incidents.
On April 19, the VPD identified the homicide victim as Harpreet Singh Dhaliwal, a 39-year-old resident of Abbotsford.