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Man killed in shooting at Fairmont hotel in downtown Vancouver

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No arrests have been made following a brazen daytime shooting in the underground parking lot of a hotel in Downtown Vancouver. As Jennifer Palma reports, the victim has been identified - as police piece together the events leading up to the violence – Sep 16, 2021

One man is dead following a daytime shooting in Vancouver’s downtown core on Wednesday.

The victim has now been identified as 35-year-old Amandeep Manj.

Police said Manj was shot inside his car on the third level of the parking lot of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel near Canada Place around 3:30 p.m.

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Police investigate shooting at Fairmont hotel in downtown Vancouver – Sep 15, 2021

Paramedics attended, but pronounced him dead at the scene.

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Forensics experts and members of the VPD’s gang unit were visible at the scene, and officers could be seen checking all vehicles exiting the parkade.

Police said they believe the shooting was targeted.

Multiple sources have told Global News Manj was a well-known figure in Vancouver’s drug trade. He was associated with the United Nations gang and had been on the radar of investigators as far back as 2009 when he was picked up in what was known as Project Rebellion.

His brother Jodh Manj was killed leaving a Mexico City gym in 2018.

The suspect remains at large, and police have asked the public to “remain vigilant” as they worked to apprehend them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vancouver police.

— With files from Aaron McArthur

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