UPDATED: Man, 33, killed in Vancouver road rage incident identified

Vancouver police say it happened early Friday morning near Bridgeway Street

UPDATED: Police have identified the victim of an apparent road rage incident in East Vancouver Friday as 33-year-old Willis Charles Hunt.

Hunt died after the incident under the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge.

Vancouver police arrived to the scene near Bridgeway Street after the call came in around 1:30 a.m. to find a 33-year-old suffering from gunshot wounds. First responders tended to the man but he could not be saved and died at the scene.

A woman believed to have been in the same vehicle suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital, and later released.

Investigators said the evidence suggests the death is a result of a road rage incident.

Hunt is believed to have been driving a grey Toyota Matrix. The suspect was in a white sedan.

“It is still very early in this investigation and our detectives are working to confirm the circumstances that led to this man’s death,” Const. Jason Doucette said in a news release Saturday.

“We are reminding anyone who may find themselves involved in a road rage incident to remain calm, not to engage the occupants of the other vehicle, and to call 9-1-1 if you feel your safety could be at risk.”

No arrests have been made but police said the investigation remains “very active.”

Police are asking anyone who may have dash cam footage near the intersection of McGill Street and Renfrew Street between 1:30 and 2 a.m. on Friday to contact detectives at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers.


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