British Columbia

Woman's shooting death investigated as homicide, say Vancouver police

Vancouver police are investigating the death of a 24-year-old woman after she was found suffering from gunshot wounds in a Downtown Eastside social housing building early Wednesday morning.

Victim identified as 24-year-old Shania Paulson

Vancouver police say a woman's shooting death on the city's Downtown Eastside early Wednesday morning is being investigated as a homicide. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Vancouver police are investigating the death of a woman after she was found suffering from gunshot wounds in a Downtown Eastside social housing building early Wednesday morning.

In an emailed statement, police say the woman was discovered injured at the Arco Hotel on Pender and Abbott streets at around 4 a.m.

On Thursday police identified the woman, who died in hospital, as 24-year-old Shania Paulson.

No arrests have yet been made. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 604-717-2500, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The case is the city's third homicide of the year.

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