Vancouver police have identified the man who died in a multiple stabbing outside the Plaza of Nations after Halloween night.
Investigators say 25-year-old Jia Hong Chen of Burnaby was known to police, but didn’t have a record.
He died, while two other 23-year old men, one from Surrey, one from Burnaby, were sent to hospital after a melee broke out in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
VPD Sergent Brian Montague says the question now is what led up to the fight.
“The victims are not all from one group, the victims appear to be from both groups. We’re still trying to figure out what link if any they had to each other,” he said.
Montague says all six people arrested the night of the incident have since been released from custody.
He says police are now renewing the call for witnesses, as well as people with video taken in the area the night of the attack to come forward.
“Anyone that has cell phone video in and around the Plaza of Nations, not just at the time of the stabbing, but as far back as about nine p.m. on Halloween night but to the early hours of … the morning on November the 1st.”
Montague says even if people feel they didn’t record anything of value, the video may be useful to investigators.