Vancouver police identify victim in road rage shooting

Willis Charles Hunt, 33, died early Friday morning after being shot in an alleged road rage incident

Vancouver police have identified the victim in last week’s alleged road rage shooting.

Willis Charles Hunt, 33, was shot and killed early Friday morning following what police are calling a road rage incident.

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Just after 1:30 a.m. Friday, police received a 911 call about a man shot near Bridgeway Street, just under the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge. Officers and paramedics arrived minutes later but Hunt could not be saved and died at the scene. A 32-year-old woman who had been in the vehicle, a grey Toyota Matrix, with Hunt suffered minor injuries.

Vancouver police media relations officer Const. Jason Doucette said the suspect was driving a white sedan.

“It is still very early in this investigation and our detectives are working to confirm the circumstances that led to this man’s death,” VPD media relations officer Const. Jason Doucette said in a press release. 

“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 911 if you feel your safety could be at risk.”

No arrests have been made.

Homicide detectives are asking anyone with dash cam footage from the area of McGill and Renfrew streets between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, or who may have information about this incident, to contact investigators at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The death is Vancouver’s 14th homicide of the year.

@JessicaEKerr

jkerr@vancourier.com

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