Eighth murder of year

UPDATE: 11:08 a.m.

Vancouver has recorded its eighth homicide of the year after a man died following what police believe was an attack in a park in the city's Yaletown neighbourhood.

Vancouver police Sgt. Jason Robillard says the 38-year-old was found seriously injured outside a new casino near False Creek just before 1:30 a.m. on Thursday.

The victim was rushed to hospital and underwent surgery but did not survive.

A news release from Robillard says investigators traced evidence to nearby Coopers Park.

It's believed the victim was attacked there before trying to walk to the casino for help.

Robillard says no arrests have been made and police are asking for witnesses to come forward.

– The Canadian Press

ORIGINAL: 8:55 a.m.

Vancouver has suffered their eighth homicide of the year.

A 38 year-year-old assault victim has died in hospital, CTV news is reporting.

Police tell CTV they believe the 38-year-old victim, who was found near the Parq Casino, may have been initially attacked by Coopers Park, located at the north end of the Cambie Street Bridge, then walked to the casino in search of help.

– with files from CTV

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