UN gangster shot dead at downtown Vancouver hotel

A member of the United Nations gang was shot to death in an underground parkade in downtown Vancouver on Wednesday.

Aman Manj, whose younger brother Jodh was killed by a hitman in Mexico in 2018, was targeted mid-afternoon in the parkade of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel.

His shooting comes after a lull in a violent year of shootings and murders in the Lower Mainland gang conflict. There’s no confirmation whether his death was part of the war.

Vancouver Police Const. Tania Visintin confirmed a man was killed in the city’s 13th homicide of 2021. She did not release the victim’s name, but several sources confirmed it was Manj, who was born in 1986, according to online court files.

“This brazen shooting happened in broad daylight at a popular tourist hotel in the city,” Visintin said.

She said officers responded to level 3 of the parkade near Cordova and Burrard streets around 3:30 p.m. “after a man was found unresponsive by a witness.” She said the man was pronounced dead by paramedics.

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