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One man dead after stabbing in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

VPD officials are investigating a homicide that took place in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

A man has died after he was stabbed in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Officials named the victim as 29-year-old Zane Ponecappo. He died in hospital on Thursday.

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Vancouver police are investigating the stabbing, which took place near Columbia and East Hastings streets around 5 p.m. on July 9.

“What we know is that he was involved in some kind of an altercation on the street around Columbia and East Hastings Street in which he was stabbed, he collapsed nearby,” Sgt. Steve Addison said.

“There was an ambulance that was actually in the area around the time that he collapsed, and he was they were able to get him some medical treatment fairly quickly to take him to hospital. But sadly, he succumbed to his injuries yesterday.”

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Addison said police had yet to make any arrests in the case, and were appealing for witnesses.

Ponecappo’s death is Vancouver’s ninth homicide of the year. Anyone with potential information regarding the incident is asked to contact VPD at 604-717-2500.

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