03/09/2014 04:01 EDT | Updated 05/09/2014 05:59 EDT

Man Found With Suspicious Injuries In East Vancouver Dies

A 70-year-old man has died in hospital after being found with serious, suspicious injuries in an East Vancouver house early this morning.

The Vancouver Police Department said reports had come in at around 6 a.m. PT, saying "that a man had suffered a severe injury."

Paramedics responding to the call found the man in the basement suite of a home on East 6th Avenue near Brunswick Street in Mount Pleasant.

He was taken to hospital, where he died sometime before 2 p.m.

"Police believe that the man's injury is suspicious in nature and detectives from the Vancouver Police Major Crime Section have been called in to investigate," the VPD said in a written statement.

Police also said that officers have identified and spoken with a person of interest in the case.