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Vancouver Police Investigating The City’s Second Homicide Of 2019

Vancouver Police are investigating a late night shooting that has claimed the life of 69-year-old Vancouver resident, Zenen Cepeda Silva.

Just before midnight on January 26, Vancouver Police responded to several 9-1-1 calls about a shooting near Fraser Street and East 51 Avenue.

Officers discovered that Mr. Cepeda Silva was suffering from gun shot related injuries and was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The shooter had fled before police arrived.

Investigators believe that Mr. Cepeda Silva was shot as he walked toward to the front of a residence, near Fraser Street and East 51 Avenue. This appears to be a targeted incident and there is no evidence to suggest that the public is at risk.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call the VPD’s homicide unit at  (604)717-2500 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.