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Stabbing, shots, arson keep VPD busy Sunday morning

(Lasia Kretzel, NEWS 1130 Photo)
Summary

An early morning stabbing on the Granville strip has sent two people to the hospital

Police are also investigating an early morning shooting in the area of West 75th avenue and Angus Drive

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – An early morning stabbing on the Granville strip has sent two people to the hospital, following what Vancouver Police believe was a verbal fight between a few people.

The VPD says a suspect tried to run away after the altercation escalated and two men were stabbed around Granville Street and Davie Street just after 3:00 a.m.

The 25-year-old suspect was held by a witness and has been arrested with charges expected.

The victims, a 26-year-old Coquitlam man and a 27-year-old from Port Coquitlam, were both taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Shots fired

Police are also investigating an early morning shooting in the area of West 75th avenue and Angus Drive.

Officers found bullet holes in the side of a home about 1:00 a.m., but say no one was hurt.

No arrests have been made but investigators believe this was targeted.

Church fire

Early this morning, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services responded to a fire at St. Augustine’s church near Hudson Street and West 71st Avenue. The VPD was contacted when it was determined the cause of the fire in the parking area was likely arson.

Assistant Chief Operations John Zacharuk with Vancouver Fire Rescue says visibility was a challenge because of all the smoke.

“That was an issue and we weren’t sure if it extended up the side of the church itself, because there was basically a vent opening and the flames were lapping up the side. So it took us a bit longer to ensure there was no extension into the structure.”

No one was hurt in the fire, and Zacharuk says there was no structural damage to the building.