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RCMP are investigating after a targeted shooting in Nanaimo sent one man to hospital.

The shooting is the second time shots were fired in the city over the past four days.

Nanaimo RCMP said officers were called to the vicinity of View Street in south Nanaimo just before 10 p.m. on Saturday, December 11th for reports that shots had been fired.

Upon arrival, police located one man with apparent gun shot wounds. The injured man was transported to hospital where he was treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.

RCMP said a vehicle was seen fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed after the shooting and a short time later, police received a report of a vehicle on fire in the 700 block of Nicol Street.

Fire crews responded and extinguished the blaze which destroyed the vehicle.

“Investigators believe the vehicle fire is associated to the incident and that this was a targeted shooting. Given the evidence gathered to date, police do not believe there is any further risk to the public,” said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo.

The suspect remains at large and police said they don’t believe the public is at risk.

Last Wednesday, multiple shots were fired into a parked vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 6000 block of Linley Valley Drive, and a newer model black SUV was also seen fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed.

It is still being investigate whether the two cases are connected.

Nanaimo RCMP are asking for anyone who has information on this incident, including dashcam video, to call their non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

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