Nanaimo man arrested
(Image / Tom Brenner)

A man suffered life-threatening injuries after a shooting in Nanaimo over the weekend.

The incident occurred at approximately 3 p.m. Sunday at a home on Malpass Road.

According to a statement from police, numerous officers responded to reports of gunfire. At the residence, officers found an adult male suffering from a gunshot injury.

There are reports the victim was shot in the abdomen.

The individual was transported to the Nanaimo hospital where he currently remains.

A short time after the shooting, an adult male arrived at the home and was arrested in connection with the shooting.

Police say they are not searching for additional suspects or victims and do not believe there is any further risk to the public.

“Evidence gathered lead officers to a second undisclosed location in Nanaimo,” says Cst. Gary O’Brien of Nanaimo RCMP.

The residence, located at 5705 Malpass Road, was secured overnight and investigators are in the process of obtaining a search warrant to enter the home.

Anyone with information is asked is to contact the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.