Sooke RCMP respond to shooting

Sooke

2022-05-08 10:45 HAP

Dossier nº 2022-1738

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

On May 7, 2022 at just after 7:30 p.m., Sooke RCMP were contacted after a reported shooting at a property in the Otter Point area of Sooke.

Sooke frontline officers and BC Emergency Health Services (EHS) immediately attended and located the man suffering from serious injuries, confirming it to be a gunshot wound. The man was immediately transferred to a Victoria hospital.

With the assistance of Westshore RCMP, Police Dog Services and the Vancouver Island Emergency Response Team, a 55 year old Sooke man was located and arrested.

The selfless work done by all our partner agencies helped the Sooke RCMP locate this man and arrest him without incident said Sergeant Kevin Shaw, Acting Detachment Commander of the Sooke RCMP The suspect had fled the scene on foot and was found hiding in a nearby neighborhood

Although investigators are in the beginning stages of this investigation, early indications suggest that the suspect and victim were known to each other, this was a targeted attack and there is no further risk to the public.

The Sooke RCMP wish to thank all emergency services personnel who assisted on this incident Shaw added

Police are requesting anyone who has any information regarding this matter to contact the Sooke RCMP at 250-642-5241 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Diffusé par :

Serg. Chris Manseau

S.-off.-cons. de district (relations avec les médias)
District du Lower Mainland
14200, voie Green Timbers, arrêt postal no 1608, Surrey (C.-B.) V3T 6P3
Bureau : 778-290-3791
Cellulaire : 250-413-7954

Courriel : chris.manseau@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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