Armed Robbery
(Victoria Buzz stock file)

One Victoria man was arrested and faces charges after VicPD were called to investigate a shooting on Tuesday evening.

Victoria Police were called to to a multi-unit temporary housing building in the 100-block of Gorge Road East around 8:20 p.m. on June 30th, for reports that a man had fired a handgun at another person.

Following the incident, the suspect entered a suite in the building. Upon investigation, VicPD discovered that the shooting was captured on video.

VicPD officers were able to identify the suspect, then worked to contain the suite, and in an abundance of caution, evacuated nearby residents.

The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) was also deployed to the scene, in an effort to work to resolve the incident safely.

After some time, three occupants eventually exited the suite, and were then taken into custody without incident, according to Victoria Police.

The man who was identified as the suspect was the last to exit the suite, and was taken into custody, then transported to cells.

A search of the suite following the incident found a replica, compressed air-powered handgun, and the victim did not receive any physical injuries.

According to VicPD, the suspect faces recommended charges including assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and discharge of an air gun with intent.