One person injured in recent downtown shooting


2023-03-21 09:21 PDT

File # 2023-9076

A 39-year-old man is currently in hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries following a weekend shooting in downtown Nanaimo. The incident occurred at approximately 8 PM on Saturday March 18, 2023, in the vicinity of the Bastion, located at 11 Bastion St.

Police, BCEHS and Fire responded. The incident was initially reported by Community Safety Officers (CSO’s) who were on patrol when they were flagged down by the victim. The man, who was bleeding heavily from a facial injury told the officers that he had been shot. Attending BCEHS provided emergency care then transported the victim to the Nanaimo hospital for medical treatment. It was later confirmed that the victim had been shot.

The area surrounding the hotel was closed off to the public to allow investigators time to search the parking and surrounding area for forensic evidence. To date, no arrests have been made and the firearm involved has not been located.

If anyone has information on this incident which includes video, photos or dash cam footage of the area from 7:30 PM to 8 PM on Saturday March 18, 2023, please call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

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