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Victim of Saturday shooting in east Vancouver identified

Medical Examiner's Office says Armando P. Valencia died from a gunshot wound to the chest

By , Columbian Metro Editor

A man killed in a Saturday night shooting at an east Vancouver parking lot has been identified as 34-year-old Armando P. Valencia of Vancouver.

The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office announced Tuesday that Valencia died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

The announcement classified Valencia’s death as a homicide, meaning it resulted from another person’s deliberate action. The ruling does not make any judgments about criminal culpability.

Police responded at 6:13 p.m. Saturday to reports of a shooting near 2715 N.E. 138th Ave., according to a police statement issued Sunday morning. Property records show that address is a large parking lot at the southeast corner of Northeast 138th Avenue and Northeast 28th Street.

Officers found Valencia and provided aid as crews arrived from the Vancouver Fire Department and AMR. Paramedics later pronounced Valencia dead at the scene, the statement said.

The homicide is being investigated by the Vancouver Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit and the Safe Streets Task Force, the statement said.

Police said there is no perceived danger to the public, and they asked that anyone with information about the case call the department’s TIP Line at 360-487-7399.