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Man wounded in apparent Vancouver hotel shooting

Last Updated Mar 15, 2017 at 6:25 am PST

Police respond to an apparent shooting at the Regent Hotel on East Hastings Street, March 14, 2017 (Lasia Kretzel, NEWS 1130 Photo)
Summary

Shooting scene is close to where a 19-year-old was stabbed to death this morning

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A suspected shooting inside a Downtown Eastside hotel is the latest in a string of violent events to hit Vancouver in recent days.

Officers were called to the Regent Hotel on 160 East Hastings Street at around 2:30 p.m. for reports of gunshots. They found one man inside who appears to have been shot.

The man was sent to the hospital in serious condition.

The apparent shooting comes less than 12 hours after a 19-year-old man was stabbed to death on East Hastings Street, the city’s third homicide in less than a week.