Shane Wilson (Facebook)

West Shore RCMP have confirmed the identity of the victim in a targeted shooting in Metchosin last weekend.

37-year-old Shane Wilson died in the late-night shooting on Friday, March 5th.

Police are continuing to investigate the death, which has been taken over by the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU).

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

“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.

According to a GoFundMe page set up to support his family with funeral costs, Wilson, a professional MMA fighter, is being described by friends as a loyal friend who would go out of his way to help or be there for anyone he loved or cared for.

Wilson was also known to police and had a criminal history. In 2018, he was involved in a violent home invasion. During the invasion, he wore a red Hells Angels mask.

Along with two other men, they entered a man’s home armed with weapons and threatened the victim and accused him of being a drug dealer who had sold a fatal dose to their friend.

As of this publication, no arrests have been made, according to West Shore RCMP. Police do not believe there is any threat to the public.

Though unconfirmed reports that identified Wilson as the victim have been circulating prior to today, West Shore RCMP officially confirmed this morning.

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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