Loud crashes, gunfire, and police sirens were the order of the day in Langford on Tuesday, as a two-vehicle collision was followed by an outdoor shooting in the same vicinity, after which one of the suspects got in his vehicle and crashed into the previous collision.
West Shore RCMP have arrested one suspect 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.
Officers believe there were two vehicles involved in this incident, both of which fled the scene southbound on Happy Valley Rd.
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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.
“As our officers were already on scene, they were able to quickly and safely arrest one suspect as well as seize a firearm from the vehicle,” said Cst. Saggar, West Shore RCMP Media Liaison Officer.
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.
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.
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.