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Police Make Urgent Appeal for Information From Public

Update: January 22, 2018

Vancouver Police are once again appealing for the public’s help to solve the homicides of a 15-year-old boy and 23-year-old Kevin Whiteside, which occurred on Saturday, January 13, near Ontario Street and East Broadway in Vancouver.

Detectives believe there are people who were in the area around the time of the murders but have not yet spoken with police. This information could be critical to the investigation.

“We have collected and reviewed video and determined that there are people out there we still need to talk to,” said VPD Constable Jason Doucette. “In particular, our detectives are looking to speak with anyone who was at the Indochine Kitchen + Bar around the time of the shooting – anywhere between 8 and 9:30 p.m.”

On Saturday, Vancouver Police will position their Mobile Command Centre near Ontario Street and East Broadway from 3 p.m. to midnight. Detectives will be available to talk to anyone who witnessed Saturday night’s events or who has information relevant to the investigation.

The investigation is a top priority for the Vancouver Police Department. Detectives are working around-the-clock to identify witnesses and people with knowledge of this tragic incident.

Anyone with information can contact the VPD Homicide Unit at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.