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Man discovered bloody, unresponsive in Vancouver neighborhood

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NW Harney Street in Vancouver, where the man was discovered. (KPTV) NW Harney Street in Vancouver, where the man was discovered. (KPTV)
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Vancouver Police are trying to figure out what happened to a man who was discovered bloody and unresponsive in the middle of a quiet neighborhood street Monday evening.

It happened around 8:00 p.m. on Northwest Harney Street.

“I was just inside watching TV and I saw lights flashing in my living room so I came out to see what was going on and I saw a guy laying in the middle of the street not moving,” neighbor Lynae Klinginsmith told Fox 12.

The man was found in the street just beyond Klinginsmith’s home by a couple who live in the area and happened to be driving through.

The man who discovered the injured man spoke with Fox 12 off-camera, and said the man had abrasions to his head and back. He was breathing, but not moving.

“My first reaction was someone’s drunk and taking a nap, and then I saw a man walking up the street toward him and he had a look on his face like something’s not right,” neighbor Mary Anne Carter Debuhr said.

Vancouver Police have released very little information on the case so far, and are hoping for tips from the public about how the man got there and how he was hurt.

The man, who has been identified as Lawrence P. Lairopi, 32, is now at the hospital with a head injury. Investigators hope to interview him, but have been unable to do so just yet because of his condition.

Police said some neighbors reported hearing a car engine revving away about the same time, but the people living closest to where the man was found heard nothing.

“No idea where he came from, how long he’d been there, just all of a sudden he was there,” Carter Debuhr added. “Didn’t hear any tires, any – anything.”

Now, neighbors in the area are left with a lot of questions.

“It’s a really quiet neighborhood, there’s almost never traffic,” Klinginsmith said. “It just seems bizarre. Super weird.”

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