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News Release
Follow up statement on Oct. 3 shooting incident in Vancouver - 10/04/19


From Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle:

“Yesterday, the city of Vancouver was unfortunate to have experienced a shooting incident that resulted in the death of one resident and injury to two others at the Smith Tower apartment building. It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of one of our residents and extend our condolences to the victims, their families and friends, and the residents at Smith Tower who experienced this tragedy.

Thankfully the incident came to a peaceful resolution yesterday evening when the suspect was taken into custody. We appreciate the excellent work done by our police, fire and EMS personnel. Our police officers’ swift and professional response ensured the safety of residents who were still in the building and the public in the surrounding area.

I am proud of the way our community came together so quickly to help. Thank you to C-TRAN for providing transportation and to the Trauma Intervention Program volunteers who mobilized to provide assistance to the residents that were evacuated from the building. I also want to acknowledge the residents, businesses and visitors who were impacted during the response. 

I know that our community will wrap its arms and hearts around the family and friends of the victims and all the residents of Smith Tower who were touched by this tragedy.”


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