Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an early-morning shooting in East Vancouver that has left an 18-year-old man dead.
At approximately 2:15 am today, August 5, 2023, Vancouver Police received a report of the sound of gunfire in Clinton Park, near Grant and Penticton Streets.
Officers located a young man in the park. Guns were fired, and he was shot by police. He was transported to hospital, where he died.
The IIO is investigating to confirm the details of the incident and to determine what role police played in the man’s death.
The IIO asks anyone with relevant information about this incident to contact the witness line toll free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form at iiobc.ca.
The IIO is the independent civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia. It investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing.