Vancouver police investigate possible hate crime assault – B.C.

Shocking and violent security camera video has been released by Vancouver police investigators in hopes of identifying the suspects.

In the video, three men are seen attacking a man as he leaves a store, quickly invading the victim with punches and kicks, while two women watch from a short distance.

After the attack, the men and women were seen driving off together, leaving the injured victim on the side of the road.

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« This is another disturbing assault that appears to have occurred without provocation, » said Const. Tania Visintin of the Vancouver Police Department.

« We believe this incident may have been motivated by hate, and we are asking anyone who recognizes the people in this video to contact our investigators. »

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Police said the attack took place outside a convenience store near Commercial Drive and 10th Avenue in the early hours of July 31.

“Shortly after midnight, a 42-year-old man stopped by to buy a slurpee after celebrating Pride Week events downtown,” Visintin said.

« There was a brief verbal confrontation between the man and another person waiting in line, and when the victim left the store, he was jumped by three men. »

Vancouver police said investigators are considering the assault a possible hate crime.

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Police say the suspects are three men who appear to be in their twenties.

A man was wearing a black t-shirt and black pants, with shoes on the back that had orange markings.

The other two men were wearing white t-shirts and dark shorts, with white shoes.

Anyone with possible information regarding the assault or the suspects is asked to contact Vancouver Police at 604-7179209.

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