Man shot dead in road rage incident in Vancouver

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Police warn motorists not to get into arguments with other drivers after a man was shot dead. VPD

Vancouver – A man was shot dead in the middle of the night over a road rage incident.

“Vancouver Police are investigating after a traffic dispute turned deadly, claiming a man’s life,” cops said.

It happened at 1.30 a.m. on Bridgeway Street which loops around and connects with the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge.

Police received a 911 call.

“Officers arrived a short time later to find a 33-year-old Vancouver man who had died from gunshot wounds,” said a police statement.

“A woman believed to be in the same vehicle as the victim had suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital. She has since been released.”

“The evidence suggest that this homicide was the result of a road rage incident between the victim, believed to be in a grey Toyota Matrix, and the suspect, who was in a white sedan.”

Police have not said if anyone else apart from the woman companion has described seeing the argument.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

The identity of the victim has not been released as the next of kin has not yet been notified.

This is Vancouver’s 14th homicide of 2018.

Homicide investigators are asking anyone who may have dash cam footage near the intersection of McGill Street and Renfrew Street last night between 1:30 and 2:00 a.m., or who has information about this incident, to contact Homicide detectives at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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