Vancouver taking pictures: Witnesses, information wanted teen caught in crossfire


A few yr and a half in the past, a 15-year-old was hit by a stray bullet as he rode in a automotive along with his dad and mom.

Investigators imagine somebody is aware of extra on the taking pictures that claimed the boy’s life, however they’re refusing to talk to police.

The boy and his household had been driving again to Coquitlam after having dinner within the metropolis when their automobile was caught within the crossfire on Jan. 13, 2018.

The Vancouver Police Division says data not too long ago got here to mild suggesting some individuals maintain key details about the murder.

However no matter it’s that they learn about the death of Alfred Wong, they’re preserving to themselves.

A 23-year-old Vancouver man additionally died within the taking pictures at East Broadway and Ontario Avenue.

Kevin Whiteside is believed to have been concerned within the shootout. It’s alleged he’d been within the space to kill Matthew Navas-Rivas, a 28-year-old who’d been in a close-by restaurant.

As Navas-Rivas left the restaurant with a feminine companion, somebody opened hearth. Whiteside and Wong, whose household automotive was passing the world when pictures rang out, had been left lifeless, and Navas-Rivas died in an unrelated incident seven months later.

The incidents had been publicly linked on the anniversary of the Whiteside-Wong shooting. The investigation into Navas-Rivas’ loss of life is ongoing. 

On Wednesday, the VPD mentioned they’re nonetheless engaged on the double murder, and that they’d obtained latest data to counsel there are extra individuals who could possibly assist.

“We all know there are individuals who have important data who’ve refused to supply investigators with that data,” Workers Sgt. Mike Heard mentioned in a press release.

“We’re making an attraction to those individuals to do the fitting factor and converse with us. Their data may assist type vital proof that can make a major distinction in how this investigation performs out.”

Wong’s mom, Chelly, echoed the plea, asking those that know extra to assist convey the household closure.

“We all know nothing could be accomplished to convey Alfred again, however we expect he deserves justice for his tragic loss of life and we desperately need to know what occurred that night time. With out your assist, the police could not be capable to arrest the killer, and our son will be unable to put in relaxation,” she mentioned within the assertion offered by means of police.

The grieving mom mentioned Wong’s household will “endlessly be grateful” for assist in the investigation.

Anybody with extra data is requested to contact detectives at 604-717-0515, or to name Crime Stoppers anonymously.