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Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after shots were fired into a Nanaimo home on Sunday afternoon.

The incident, which is believed to be targeted, took place around 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 10th, in the area Nicol and Needham Streets.

Police said they received multiple 911 calls reporting gunfire being directed at a derelict residence located near the intersection.

The residence is known to be used by persons who are marginalized and involved in the Nanaimo drug culture.

Officers were on scene within minutes and searched the interior of the home. No one was located inside the structure.

About 20 minutes after the shooting, Nanaimo RCMP were advised that a man had arrived at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital with injuries thought to have been caused by gunfire.

His injuries were non-life-threatening and he was treated and released.

Following an investigation, police said they have arrested one man and one woman, who were found in a vehicle driving southbound along Nicol Street.

Both individuals are known to police.

Police said they were later released from custody while the investigation continues. Their vehicle was seized as part of the investigation.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

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