On Monday, July 6 Vancouver City Council unanimously approved the following statement regarding racial equity and racial justice in Vancouver:
The City Council of the City of Vancouver, Washington, acknowledges the existence of systemic racism and societal inequalities, both in our country and our community, and these issues demand our attention and action.
Vancouver, Wash. –On July 2, 2020, at approximately 10:24 p.m.., Vancouver Police responded to a vehicle fire in a parking lot at 2901 NE St. Johns Blvd. When officers arrived they also located a 63 year old male suffering from burns. According to witnesses, the victim was sitting inside his vehicle and an unknown male approached the vehicle and poured gasoline on both the vehicle and the victim. The victim gets out of his vehicle and the suspect lights the vehicle on fire, which engulfs the victim in flames. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment for his burns.