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Woman killed in DTES social housing in Vancouver’s 3rd homicide of 2021

Click to play video: 'Woman killed inside DTES social housing building early Wednesday morning' Woman killed inside DTES social housing building early Wednesday morning
Vancouver police are on the scene of a fatal shooting on the Downtown East Side. The violent incident unfolded early this morning inside a former hotel that now offers social housing. Andrea Macpherson has more on the investigation and the reaction from residents of the vulnerable community – Mar 17, 2021

Crime tape was up in the area of Pender and Abbott streets Wednesday morning following what police are now confirming as Vancouver’s third homicide of 2021.

Officers were called to the Arco Hotel around 4 a.m. and found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound.

Police confirmed she was rushed to hospital but later died from her injuries.

On Thursday, police identified the victim as Shania Paulson, 24.

No arrests have been made and police said they think the suspect fled the scene prior to them arriving.

Neighbours in the area told Global News they heard what sounded like gunshots around 3 a.m.

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Anyone with information is asked to call VPD’s Homicide Unit at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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