RCMP Sooke
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A 50-year-old man was seriously injured during a home invasion in Nanaimo on Wednesday.

Just before 2:30 am, police were called to a home on Nicol St,  after receiving reports of shots fired and a home invasion.

The victim – a Nanaimo resident – was found seriously injured at the scene and was transported to hospital.

Police say the incident is targeted and the general public is not believed to be at risk.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. (8477).