Westshore RCMP are currently investigating a shooting that resulted in a death of one woman that occurred late Friday night outside of a Langford home.
The incident took place shortly before 10 p.m. on March 6th in the 800-block of Arncote Avenue, near the Langford Fire Hall.
The 40-year-old woman was shot twice with a rifle, and she later succumbed to her injuries.
Family and friends have identified her as West Shore resident, Angela Dalman, a single-mother who leaves behind her teen son.
Police are still trying to determine the relationship between the two, but say they do not believe it was due to intimacy.
Witnesses in the surrounding areas say they heard two gun shots during this time, that were so loud they believed they might be explosions – there are also reports of three women observed running out of the residence shouting “call the police”.
Police identified the suspect as a 35-year-old man, who fled the scene following the incident – following this, the Vancouver Island Emergency Response team were dispatched to search for the suspect, and continued to search throughout the night.
While continuing to search for the suspect Saturday morning, at approximately 9:30 a.m. there was a large police presence seen at Mckenzie and Glanford and officers were dressed in tactical gear. In a release, police confirmed at this time they had identified the Langford shooter, and tracked his vehicle to this point.
The car was surrounded, and the suspect was apprehended.
The investigation is still ongoing, and police will be hosting a media availability at 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 7th.
Police say they believe this was an isolated crime, and there is currently no risk to the public.
Anyone with information or who witnessed this incident are asked to call the VIIMCU information line at 250-380-6211.
More to come.