01/18/2012 01:07 EST | Updated 03/18/2012 05:12 EDT

Man shot dead in downtown Vancouver

A man has been shot and killed in downtown Vancouver, police say.

Homicide detectives were called in to investigate after a man was shot dead at about 7:45 p.m. PT inside a restaurant in the Wall Centre at 1088 Burrard Street, Const. Lindsey Houghton said in a release.

"It is still very early in the investigation and there are currently no other details available," Houghton said.

It is the city's first homicide of 2012.