Man shot dead at Vancouver golf course, found lying in parking lot
Meanwhile, Vancouver police are working to determine if a nearby car fire is related
Disclaimer: Some images in the video are graphic
A man has died after police say he was found lying in a parking lot at the Vancouver Golf Club with gunshot wounds.
University RCMP received reports of a shooting at the University Golf Club at approximately 9:49 a.m. Monday.
Once at the scene, the police located a man with gunshot wounds and he succumbed to his injuries.
RCMP from the University Detachment were on scene Monday morning and afternoon; they’ve taped off the course parking lot and are focusing on a white Porsche with the trunk open. Nearby is a white tarp covering what appears to be a body, with a blue tent set up on top.
A UBC spokesperson notes it was a “targeted incident” and says the RCMP told them there was no risk to the public.
A golf course staff member did not confirm reports online that gunshots had been heard in the area. However, due to the police presence, the course is closed for the day, confirms the employee.
A few people have gathered, curious to know what is going on.
Homicide investigators have arrived at the college golf club.
A heavy police presence remains at the scene, with the parking lot closed.
— Alanna Kelly (@AlannaKellyNews) October 17, 2022
Homicide investigators believe there is no risk to the public.
“The victim has been identified, but his name is withheld at this time as investigators are working to notify the family,” said Sergeant Timothy Pierotti, media relations officer at IHIT.
Around the same time as the police incident at UBC, a burning car was reported nearby, near the intersection of West 21st Avenue and Crown Street, according to the UBC Police Department. Vancouver. They state that they are working to “determine if the fire is related to other events”.
In an email to Vancouver Is Awesome, the VPD said it was looking for witnesses or anyone with information about the fire to call detectives at 1-604-717-2541.
At 10 o’clock, #VPD responded to reports of a car fire near W 21st Avenue and Crown Street. Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services extinguished the blaze and no injuries were reported. The VPD Arson Unit will work to determine if the fire is related to other events. pic.twitter.com/WqYMQbj1bs
— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) October 17, 2022
“IHIT is aware of a vehicle fire that occurred in Vancouver shortly after the shooting and is seeking witnesses who can help confirm if it is linked to the homicide,” Pierotti said. “We urge anyone with dash cam video to secure the footage and contact us immediately.”
On Twitter, someone also reported seeing a car on fire near West 20 Avenue and Crown Street, sharing a video of the fire. It appears to be in an alley; a driveway passes between West 20th and West 21st.
Anyone with dash cam footage or video of the golf course being groomed between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. is asked to contact IHIT’s information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email to [email protected]
This story has been updated with reports from the scene.