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Double stabbing in Gastown leads to Vancouver’s first homicide of 2021

Police say one man was killed and another injured in a double stabbing that's being investigated as the city's first homicide of the year. Shane MacKichan

Vancouver police are investigating the first homicide of 2021.

Police were called to the Gastown Hotel, a single-room occupancy residence at Water and Abbott streets around 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

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Investigators said they found two people with stab wounds.

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A 40-year-old Vancouver man died at the scene. A 28-year-old Vancouver man was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

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Police said a 48-year-old man was arrested nearby and remains in custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Vancouver police.

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