British Columbia

Vancouver's 14th homicide victim was stabbed: police

Vancouver Police are investigating an overnight homicide in Yaletown.

Vancouver police are investigating an overnight homicide in Yaletown.

At a news conference Thursday, police said the B.C. Ambulance Service called them at 12:30 a.m. asking for assistance in a suite on the 18th floor of an upscale condominium building at 1067 Marinaside Cres.

The building is along the False Creek waterfront, near the Cambie Street Bridge. Officers found a man inside an apartment bleeding from stab wounds.

Const. Jana McGuinness told reporters the man was taken to hospital but died of his injuries.

He has not yet be formerly identified, but police said he was a Vancouver resident.

"We can move forward once we have an official ID, look at where the person lived, what are the connections and what are the background," said McGuinness.

Two women were also in the 18th floor suite and were questioned by police but have been released, McGuinness said.

"At this point, our major crimes homicide section is investigating and it's still unclear as to what led to the stabbing and the altercation," said McGuinness.

She said investigators would search and canvass the area for the rest of the day.

Police are not saying if the women are suspects and did not release any other information at the news conference.

It is the 14th homicide this year in Vancouver.