British Columbia

Man dead after street fight in New Westminster

The man was found with "significant injuries" after police received multiple calls regarding a fight in the area of Bole Street and Maple Street. He was transported to Royal Columbian Hospital, but did not survive.

Investigators are seeking witnesses and anyone with video footage to come forward

The police received multiple calls describing two males fighting in the vicinity of Bole Street and Maple Street in New Westminster. (Cory Correia/CBC)

A man has died following an alleged fight on a residential street in New Westminster on Friday night.

The New Westminster Police Department (NWPD) and the Integrated Homicide Investigative Team (IHIT) are investigating the homicide. 

In a statement, the NWPD said they received multiple calls reporting a physical altercation between two males in the vicinity of Bole Street and Maple Street at approximately 9:24 p.m. PT.

Police found a man with "significant injuries" upon arrival. 

"The victim was transported to Royal Columbian Hospital where lifesaving interventions continued. However, he did not survive," reads the statement.

The incident occurred near Moody Park. Anyone with information regarding the investigation is requested to call IHIT at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448). (Cory Correia/CBC)

Police could still be seen at the scene on Saturday afternoon. 

A Tweet from IHIT stated that they have been deployed to New Westminster and are requesting information. 

IHIT are working in tandem with the NWPD on the investigation. They are seeking witnesses and anyone with information or residential, commercial or dash cam footage to call 1-877-551-4448. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michelle Gomez is a CBC writer in Vancouver. You can contact her at michelle.gomez@cbc.ca.

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