Two killed in double stabbing at Downtown Eastside hotel

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Vancouver Police are investigating a double stabbing at a hotel that has left two men dead.

Shortly before 9 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to a stabbing at the West Hotel located at Carrall and East Pender Street. When officers arrived, they found a man in the hotel who had been stabbed. He died at the scene.

As police made their way through the hotel, they were directed to a second man who was suffering from a life threatening stab wound. He was rushed to hospital where he later died.

Investigators from the Vancouver Police  Major Crime Section and Forensic Identification Unit were called to the scene where they spent the remainder of the night.

The motive for the stabbing is unknown at this time and there have been no arrests made in the case.

Both victims are known to the police. Their identity is not being released, pending the notification of their families.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the VPD Homicide Unit at (604) 717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.

This is Vancouver’s fourth and fifth homicide of 2015.

We’ll have more on this as it develops.

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