March 18, 2017 12:00 pm
Updated: March 18, 2017 2:54 pm

Man in hospital after accidentally shooting himself

VPD are looking into a shooting on the Downtown Eastside.

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A man is in hospital after he accidentally shot himself in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside early Saturday morning.

The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) said they responded to a report of a man who had collapsed in front of the Maple Hotel at 177 East Hastings St. around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. When they arrived, they found the man had been shot. Investigators later determined that the man was injured “following the accidental discharge of a firearm,” according to a VPD statement.

The victim was transported to hospital where he is in stable condition.

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