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19-year-old man killed in Vancouver Friday evening

Teen stabbed to death

Vancouver police are investigating the murder of a 19-year-old man.

Const. Tania Visintin said police were called to North Templeton Drive and Dundas Street in East Vancouver Friday at 5:30 p.m. following a report that a man had been stabbed.

Burnaby resident Thomas Simon was treated on scene by paramedics, but he later died in hospital.

“This investigation is still in the very early stages, however, preliminary evidence suggests there were three people dressed in black with face masks who were seen by a witness fleeing the area,” said Visintin.

“Investigators believe this was a targeted incident and there are no public safety concerns.”

The murder was Vancouver’s 17th of the year.

Anyone with information or anyone who has dash cam footage in the area of North Templeton Drive and Powell Street between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 is asked to call VPD Homicide detectives at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 



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