Victim in suspected road rage incident in Vancouver identified

Victim in suspected road rage incident in Vancouver identified


VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Police have identified the victim in Friday’s suspected road rage incident by the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge as 33-year-old Willis Charles Hunt.

The VPD was called to the area of Bridgeway Street, just under the bridge, shortly after 1:30 a.m. for reports someone had been shot.

Paramedics arrived to find Hunt and a 32-year-old woman — who were in the same car — but were unable to save Hunt. The woman was treated for minor injuries and released.

Based on the information available, police say this was “likely the result of a road rage incident between the victim… and the suspect.”

The suspect is said to have been driving a white sedan. No arrests have been made, but police are hoping anyone who may have been in the area can help.

Investigators are looking for anyone with dash cam footage who may have been driving around McGill and Renfrew Streets between 1:30 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. Friday to contact them.

“It is still very early in this investigation and our detectives are working to confirm the circumstances that led to this man’s death,” says VPD Constable Jason Doucette. “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.”

If you have any information, you’re asked to get in touch with homicide detectives at 604.717.2500. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 to make an anonymous report.

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