CPR performed on a victim of a downtown shooting incident

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The victim of the Downtown Eastside shooting was given CPR. The police have identified the man who was killed after the shooting incident.

Shooting ordeal

Officers were called to the Savoy Hotel and arrived to find that someone utilized bear spray which made it hard for everyone inside to breathe. The police officers found a man with gunshot wounds and brought him outside to perform CPR.

The man was quickly transported to a healthcare facility. Sadly, he was declared dead a short time after.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) can save a life.

According to the police, the victim was a 62-year old Vancouver resident, Joseph Butinski. The shooting incident does not appear to be random and there are no arrests made yet.

Importance of first aid training

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an essential life-saving technique that can save a life. You should enroll in a first aid course today to help out during emergencies.

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