One man has succumbed to his injuries after a shooting that occurred in Metchosin on Friday night, according to West Shore RCMP.

Officers responded to the 4600 block of Kangaroo Road, near Badger Place, at around 9 p.m. on the evening of March 5th, for reports of a 37-year-old man who had been shot.

Multiple detachments responded, including the West Shore RCMP Police Dog Service (PDS) and the Vancouver Island RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT).

The 37-year-old victim was known to police, and was found dead at the scene.

As of this publication, no arrests have been made, according to West Shore RCMP.

“Initial evidence gathered at the scene lead investigators to believe that this was a targeted incident”, says Cst. Alex Bérubé, Media Relations Officer for the West Shore RCMP.

Highway 14 in Sooke remains closed east of Kangaroo Road due to the incident, and a detour is available via Happy Valley Road and Gillespie Road.

The investigation remains in the early stages and the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) has now taken over.

Anyone with information can call the VIIMCU information line at 250-380-6211 or the West Shore RCMP non-emergency line at 250-474-2264.

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