Pellet Gun
A pellet gun seized by VicPD officers (VicPD)

VicPD have seized a pellet gun that they suspect was used in a shooting that damaged a window at City Hall, and is linked to a second shooting in the area.

On July 29 at approximately 2:45 p.m. a worker at 1 Centennial Square returned to their desk and found debris from a damaged office window.

The staff member was uninjured. Police say that the damage was consistent with a projectile being fired at the window from outside.

Evidence from the scene indicated that the window was most likely damaged by a compressed-air style air gun such as a pellet gun.

During their investigation police learned of a second pellet gun shooting in Centennial Square.

The second shooting is believed to have occurred sometime in the week of July 25th and damaged multiple windows at the McPherson Playhouse at 3 Centennial Square.

Police say the damage at the theatre is estimated to be several thousand dollars.

Officers seized a pellet gun on Tuesday that they suspect is associated with both of these incidents from a person in Centennial Square.

There have been no arrests to date.

VicPD say that replica firearms have been involved in 59 different incidents across Victoria and Esquimalt from January to August 2020.

The shootings at City Hall and the McPherson Playhouse remain under investigation. Police are seeking assistance from anyone who may have information about these incidents.

Those who wish to report information can call 250-995-7654 and select extension 1 for the report desk.

Anyone who wishes to report anonymously can contact Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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