West Shore RCMP has identified and charged 27-year-old Justin Lemmen for his involvement in a shooting that took place on Tuesday morning.
Lemmen has been charged with several offences including Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Prohibited Firearm in a Motor Vehicle, 2 counts of Failure to Comply with the Conditions set out in his Undertaking, and Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
He was arrested and a firearm was seized from his vehicle, in connection with a shooting that took place near Happy Valley Market at 3431 Happy Valley Rd in Langford at approximately 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
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Officers believe there were two vehicles involved in this incident, both of which fled the scene southbound on Happy Valley Rd.
One of the suspected vehicles, a white Kia SUV then crashed into an existing collision at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Kelly Road, which was already being investigated by police.
The second vehicle, a brown Cadillac sedan was later found on Leila Rd in Colwood. Officers are still trying to determine how its occupants, who were not in the vehicle, were involved in the incident. Here is an image of the Cadillac provided by police:
One of the occupants, described as a Caucasian male in his 30’s, was last seen on foot in the area of Royal Colwood Golf Club and is being asked to come forward and speak to police.
“We are asking the occupant(s) of the brown Cadillac sedan to come forward and speak to us, we need to know if you are okay,” said Cst. Saggar.
David Cameron Elementary School and Savory Elementary School were briefly put in a hold and secure due to the shooting, which is believed to be a targeted and isolated incident.
27-year-old Justin Lemmen is currently still in police custody and the investigation is ongoing.
If you have information regarding this incident please call 911 to report what you know. You can also report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.