(10-inch metal arrow shot at vehicle / VicPD)

One man has been arrested after allegedly shooting a 10-inch metal arrow into the side of a vehicle near downtown Victoria on Monday.

Just before 11 a.m. on May 4th, VicPD received a report that someone had shot an arrow into a car near the intersection of Cook Street and Pandora Avenue.

The driver of the vehicle told police he was travelling south on Cook Street, heard a loud noise while stopped at the red light at Pandora Avenue and assumed it was a rock hitting the car.

When the driver got home, they found a 10-inch metal arrow lodged in the side of the vehicle.

At the time of the incident, the vehicle was occupied by a young family, including a two-week-old and a three-year-old.

“Luckily, no one was injured,” VicPD said in a release.

The following afternoon, police received a tip from the public which led to the identification of a suspect.

VicPD was able to locate and arrest the suspect at a hotel in the 300 block of Gorge Road East.

The suspect, who is known to police, faces recommended charges of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, according to VicPD.

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