Victim of late night shooting in Kitsilano identified as Manoj Kumar

Vancouver police have identified the victim of Tuesday night's shooting in Kitsilano as 30-year-old Vancouver resident Manoj Kumar.

Police were called to the scene, along busy Burrard Street between West 4th and 5th avenues, after a number of people phoned 911 around 8:30 p.m. PT.

Kumar was shot inside a silver car parked near a restaurant. He died at the scene, marking the city's fourth homicide of 2019.

Police said in a written statement that Kumar was not known to police and "does not have any obvious connections to a criminal lifestyle."

Vancouver police Const. Jason Doucette told reporters the shooting "appears to have all the hallmarks of a targeted shooting."

"One vehicle in a busy area, one person in a vehicle, a number of shots fired directly into that vehicle."

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Doucette said witnesses reported seeing a vehicle flee the area after shots were fired. Around midnight, Vancouver firefighters told police an SUV had been found in flames on West 22nd Avenue near Arbutus Street — a little more than two kilometres south of the shooting scene.

The vehicle has not been directly linked to the shooting, but officers have seized it pending further investigation.

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Vancouver police are looking for dashcam footage from anyone who may have been driving near the scene of the killing around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Investigators are also asking witnesses who saw anyone around the burning SUV, before or after the fire, to phone police at 604-717-2500.

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"Anyone who was into that vehicle, getting out of that vehicle, running away … please don't assume someone else has told us that information," Doucette said.

Those who wish to remain anonymous are asked to call Crime Stoppers.