Mom pleads for answers

A grieving mother is pleading for answers in the senseless road rage death of her son.

Carpenter Willis Charles Hunt was shot in East Vancouver Friday, under the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge.

"I can't make sense of it right now … because I will never see my son again. I'll never be able to talk to him,'" Sunni Hunt told CTV. "Why did someone have a gun? And he was angry? He didn't know Willis. What right did he have to take my son's life? For what?"

Hunt says her son was kind and loyal, surrounded by a tight-knit community of family and friends who are "devastated" by his death.

"He was so full of respect for everyone. He just loved life. He loved life and he was a kind person and a generous person. If you needed something and he could give it, he would give it," she said. "We lost a really, really, really good human being just so senselessly."

Police say the shooting likely followed some sort of traffic dispute with the driver of a white sedan. They have yet to identify a suspect.

Anyone with information or dash cam video from the McGill and Renfrew street area between 1:30 and 2 a.m. Friday is asked to call Vancouver Police at 604-717-2500 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

– with files from CTV Vancouver

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