Tag Archives: Vancouver

Janice Nicole Bryant dies in East Vancouver shooting

Vancouver police received reports of shots fired near East 7th Avenue and St. Catherines Street in East Vancouver on May 22nd just after 5pm.

33 year old Janice Nicole Bryant of Vancouver was found at the scene suffering from a gunshot wound. Bryant was rushed to hospital where she died a short time later.

Police believe the shooting was targeted. No arrests have been made at this time.

The Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

81 year old man dies after an assault at UBC care home

The death of an 81 year old man is being investigated as a homicide after the victim dies as a result of injuries sustained in an altercation with a 71 year old man. The victim died of his injuries on April 27th.

Integrated Homicide Investigation Teamhas said that no charges have been laid at this time.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

The Vancouver Homicide Victim list is available here.

 

Sofien Kazdaghli found dead in downtown Vancouver condominium

The body of Sofien Kazdaghli 39, was found in a condo located at 438 Seymour St on March 4th after police were alerted that a deceased person was found inside the building

Initially Vancouver police were calling the death suspicious, and later deemed it homicide. The cause of death has not been released.

Diego Alphonso Huerta 21 was arrested boarding a Greyhound Bus on March 5th and charged with second degree murder.

The death of Sofien Kazdaghliis the 4th homicide of Vancouver this year.

Navdip Singh Sanghera & Harjit Singh Mann both die in East Vancouver shooting

Vancouver police responded to reports of gunshots on March 9th at around 9:30 p.m., in the area of East 31st Avenue and Inverness Street.

On arrival police located two men suffering from gunshot wounds in a vehicle. Harjit Singh Mann 49, was pronounced dead at the scene. Navdip Singh Sanghera 32, was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on March 10th.

No arrests have been made at this time.

The deaths of Harjit Singh Mann and Navdip Singh Sanghera are Vancouver’s 5th & 6th homicide of 2017.

 

East Hastings stabbing takes the life of Majir Panahi

Vancouver police were called to East Hastings Street on March 14th at around 3:30am on report of a stabbing. Once at the scene police found 19 year old Majir Panahi collapsed in front of 139 East Hastings.

Panahi was rushed to hospital where he died a short time later.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the VPD’s Major Crime Section at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The death of Panahi is the 7th Vancouver homicide this year. The 2017 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update, Victim identified: Little information available in Vancouver’s 3rd homicide of 2017

Vancouver police were called to a home at Prince Albert Street and East 49th Avenue on February 9th just after midnight on report of an injured man.

The man was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. The cause of death has not been released, and no arrests made.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Update February 14th
Vancouver police have identified the victim as Maninder Singh Braich 38. No arrests have been made at this time.

The 2017 Vancouver homicide victim list can be found here.

Vancouver police investigating Stanley Park homicide

Vancouver police are investigating after a body of a man was found between Second and Third beach on the Seawall. Police received the call just before 11 on February 1st.

The investigation is in it’s early stages, and more information will be added as it becomes available.

Update February 3

Vancouver police have identified the victim as 61 year old
Lubomir “Lubo” Kunik.  Mr Kunik had died at the scene from an apparent stab wound. Police are asking the public for help in solving the murder. They ask anyone that has any information about the case to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The death of is Lubomir “Lubo” Kunik is the second Vancouver homicide this year. The 2017 Vancouver homicide victim list can be found here.

Joseph Billy Bustinski dead after shooting at Savoy Pub & Hotel

Vancouver Police were called to the Savoy Pub and Hotel at258 E Hastings St on January 27th at around 10:30pm on report of a shooting.  Vancouver P.D said “Officers arrived to find someone had deployed bear spray in the hotel, making it difficult for everyone inside to breathe,”

Police located the victim, Joseph Billy Bustinski, 62, suffering from a gunshot wound. Police administered CPR until Paramedics arrived. Bustinski was rushed to hospital where he died of his injury.

No arrests have been made. police ask anyone with information to call the VPD at 604-717-2500.

This is the first Vancouver homicide of 2017.