Female dead after hit-and-run incident in Canada

By Dylan Ratigan, CNN A woman is dead and a man is in custody after a hit-and-run incident in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday. The incident occurred in the Olympic Village neighborhood of Vancouver…

Female dead after hit-and-run incident in Canada

By Dylan Ratigan, CNN

A woman is dead and a man is in custody after a hit-and-run incident in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday.

The incident occurred in the Olympic Village neighborhood of Vancouver around 7 p.m. local time. Vancouver police say that a man in his 50s fled the scene. The suspect was apprehended 20 minutes later in downtown Vancouver.

The man was arrested and a weapons charge was filed, police said. No other details on the victim or the suspect were released.

The man has been treated for moderate injuries, according to police. He is being taken to a hospital for evaluation and interviews.

“A witness described seeing a man leap over a chain-link fence, and then another witness said she saw a woman fall over the same fence,” Senior Constable Jason Doucette said in a press conference late Tuesday night.

The initial investigation is “looking at a lot of factors behind the collision,” Doucette said. “There is an ongoing death investigation and potentially a criminal investigation that will follow from that.”

Police are investigating whether or not the deceased female witness was the suspect.

“It was very strange and unexpected,” Nikki Miara, who was walking in the area, told CNN.

“Everyone’s phones and camera’s were just on fire after that happened,” Miara said. “It’s kind of bizarre, because there’s a bike lane there as well and a pedestrian bridge over the railway, so we were all just running around and trying to find each other. It was pretty freaky.”

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