June 26, 2019 12:49 pm
Updated: June 27, 2019 1:44 pm

Man shot dead near Main and 33rd Avenue in Vancouver’s 5th homicide of 2019

Vancouver police are investigating the city's fifth homicide of the year after a shooting on Main Street late Tuesday night. Neetu Garcha has more.


A man in his 30s is dead after an overnight shooting in a residential East Vancouver neighbourhood.

Vancouver police said they were called to Main Street and 35th Avenue around 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday to reports of a shooting at an apartment building.

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When officers arrived, they found the victim inside the home, dead from a gunshot wound, police said.

Police identified the victim as 33-year-old Vaughn Bradley Lim of Burnaby on Thursday.

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Addison said a 30-year-old man was arrested a short distance away in connection with the death.

“The exact nature of their relationship is still under investigation,” he said.

Neighbours said a police Emergency Response Team (ERT) and dog squad both responded, and that Main Street was closed from 33rd Avenue to 36th Avenue for several hours.

“We heard a whole bunch of dogs, and I let it go for a couple minutes until my girlfriend was like, ‘Oh please go look.’ And I went to go look and the whole block was shut down,” said neighbour James McDermaid.

McDermaid said unusual traffic in the alley recently had led him to suspect that a major drug dealer may have lived in the apartment building.

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“Definitely a little close to home, for sure,” he said.

The death marks the city’s fifth homicide of the year.

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