Victoria police arrested two Esquimalt residents without incident Wednesday following a complex investigation that involved multiple units and officers from both Esquimalt and Victoria police departments.
On April 28th, officers were called to Saxe Point Park around 8:30 p.m. They discovered a victim suffering from non-life-threatening injuries, who was was then transported to hospital, treated, and released.
An investigation involving 24 officers and a combined total of 790 hours ensued, and included the Victoria Major Crime unit, Crime Reduction unit, Strike Force unit, Forensic Identification unit, K9 unit, Integrated Tech Crime unit, Community Services Division, and patrol officers from both Esquimalt and Victoria.
Both suspects were arrested at around 4 p.m.in Esquimalt. One adult man is currently in custody and a youth was released with a summons being requested.
As a result of the investigation, a stolen vehicle was recovered, as well as imitation and real firearms.
Investigators believe the incident to be isolated, but investigations will continue. Victoria police expect additional search warrants to be executed in the coming days.