VIIMCU investigation into Saanich shooting incident continues

B.C., Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit

2022-06-29 18:30 PDT

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) has taken over the investigation into any criminal activities that occurred during the attempted bank robbery, and subsequent gun fire in Saanich yesterday.

This investigation will run concurrently to the Independent Investigation Office investigation which is looking at police actions during the events on June 28, 2022.

VIIMCU investigators deployed to the scene yesterday and have been actively involved in what is an attempt murder investigation. The VIIMCU investigation is currently in the extremely early stages and investigators are prioritizing their efforts and task as they gather digital and physical evidence as well as speak to witnesses. We ask for the public’s patience at this time and would like to assure everyone, that if anyone has information that they wish to share, an officer will be in contact with them as soon as they are able.

VIIMCU investigators will continue to coordinate with Saanich and Victoria Police as the investigation progresses.

Anyone with video the attempted bank robbery and subsequent exchange of gun fire is ask to visit the Saanich Police Department evidence portal at Anyone who has not yet spoken to police or many have any information related to this investigation is asked to call the VIIMCU information line at 250-380-6211.

We respect that there is significant public interest in yesterday’s events, but at this time we are not able to confirm identities, background or motive, says Superintendent Sanjaya Wijayakoon of the BC RCMP Major Crime Unit. We do commit to providing future updates as the investigation progresses and where it is appropriate to share while ensuring the integrity of the investigation.


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