The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) says it has identified the man who was killed in a homicide in Chinatown last weekend.
Just after midnight on Feb. 6, police found the victim, 32-year-old Nikolai Sugak, "gravely injured" near West Pender and Carrall streets. He died shortly after from his injuries, according to a news release.
The VPD said its investigators believe Sugak was "stabbed in nearby Shanghai Alley by a suspect who fled the area" but are still working to determine if there was a motive.
“Our homicide investigators have collected important evidence, and while we now have a better understanding of what took place, we still need anyone with information to come forward," notes Const. Tania Visintin.
The VPD encourages anyone with information to contact police.
“This is a neighbourhood that sees a lot of vehicle, bike, and pedestrian traffic at all hours of the day, and we believe there may be witnesses or people with dash-cams who have important information that could help us solve this crime,” adds Visintin.
Anyone with information is asked to call VPD Homicide investigators at 604-717-2500.