Shootings in Metro Vancouver: Early-morning homicide at Strathcona hotel; one man with gunshot wounds in Surrey

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      Over the past two days, two separate shootings have taken place: one in Vancouver, in which a man was found dead in a hotel, and one in Surrey, which left one man injured.

      Vancouver

      An early morning shooting has claimed the life of one man in the area of Strathcona and Chinatown.  

      The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) announced today that a man in his 40s was shot inside the London Hotel near East Georgia and Main streets around 5 a.m. this morning (July 21).

      According to the VPD, two suspects fled the scene and police have not yet been able to locate them.

      In addition, investigators believe that this incident was a targeted shooting.

      The VPD isn’t releasing the victim’s identity at the moment as next of kin notification is underway.

      This death is the 11th homicide in Vancouver this year.

      Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the VPD Major Crime Section at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

      11900 block of Old Yale Road in Surrey
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      Surrey

      Meanwhile in other recent shooting news, Surrey RCMP announced on July 20 that investigators are seeking witnesses of a shooting that took place outside a pub in Whalley reported around 1:14 a.m. on July 19.

      Officers located an injured man suffering from gunshot wounds under the Patullo Bridge.

      He was taken to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.

      He is believed to have been shot near the Brownsville Pub in the 11900 block of Old Yale Road.

      Investigators believe that the incident was targeted and the victim is known to police.

      Any witnesses or anyone with information or dashcam footage related to this incident is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477.

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