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Man killed inside Strathcona hotel marks Vancouver’s 11th homicide of 2021: police

Vancouver police outside the London Hotel in the Strathcona neighbourhood of Vancouver on July 20, 2021. Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred inside the hotel Tuesday morning. Siavash Dezvareh/Global News

A man in his 40s has become Vancouver’s 11th homicide victim of 2021 after a shooting in the city’s Strathcona neighbourhood, police said Tuesday.

The victim, who has not been identified, was shot around 5 a.m. Tuesday inside the London Hotel near East Georgia and Main streets.

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Police say they believe the shooting was targeted. Two suspects fled the scene and remain at large.

Police are asking anyone with information helpful to the investigation to call VPD’s Major Crime Section at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The fatal shooting occurred just 10 days after the city’s last homicide.

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