The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has released the identity of a man who succumbed to his injuries after he was found unresponsive in the parking lot of Richmond General Hospital Friday night.
The victim is 24-year-old Francis Le from Surrey.
Le was found in the parking lot with stab wounds, the case is now deemed a homicide.
IHIT says his death appears targeted, but doesn’t seem to be related to two previous targeted homicide cases in Richmond earlier this month.
Richmond RCMP are working with IHIT to determine what events led up to the stabbing, and where the stabbing took place.
“It is still early in the investigation, and as the motive and offence location remain unknown, investigators are asking anyone with information to contact IHIT,” says Cpl. Meghan Foster.
“It cannot be stressed enough that should one choose to associate themselves with a criminal lifestyle, they are not immune to the dangers and risks that come with it.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers or the IHIT Information Line.