Police are investigating the city's fifth homicide of 2022 after a 19-year-old man was killed in the early hours of Monday, May 23, in Marpole.
According to the Vancouver Police Department officers were called to a fight that broke out near Southwest Marine Drive and Hudson Street (near the Arthur Laing Bridge) at 3:30 a.m. When they arrived, they found the young man alive but injured.
"Officers found a 19-year-old man suffering from stab wounds. Despite life-saving efforts by VPD, BC Ambulance Service and Vancouver Fire Rescue Services, the victim was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and died," the VPD says in a press release.
Police are looking for witnesses as the investigation continues.
“This incident happened close to a nearby nightclub at closing time,” says Const. Tania Visintin in a press release. “We know there were a lot of people who saw what happened this morning and we need them to call police.”
A 24-year-old man has been arrested and is still in police custody, though the VPD hasn't said what charges he may face.
Anyone with information is asked to cal police at 1-604-717-2500.