West Shore RCMP are investigating after two separate women were shot with a pellet gun in Langford and Colwood.
The first incident occurred at approximately 10:15 a.m. on December 21st.
The first victim was shot in the face by a pellet gun while standing at the intersection of Jacklin Road and Jenkins Avenue in Langford.
She transported herself to hospital and will have to have the pellet removed from her face.
The second incident occurred about 10 minutes later.
According to the West Shore RCMP, a second woman contacted them stating she had been shot by a pellet gun as she was walking near the intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Latoria Road, in Colwood.
The victim was not physically harmed, and was able to provide a description of the suspect vehicle, describing it as a grey sedan.
Immediate police response was conducted in effort to locate the suspect vehicle, however it has not been located.
In an email statement, West Shore RCMP told Victoria Buzz these incidents are very similar to the those that have happened recently in Victoria; where two women were also shot with a pellet guns.
Authorities haven’t ruled out that these incidents may be connected.
“We are asking anyone who may have video surveillance that may have captured anything in those areas, or any information that could help our investigators with the identity of the suspect(s),” said Cst. Alex Berube, spokesperson for the West Shore RCMP.
VicPD are also seeking witnesses after two women were shot in the downtown area with a pellet gun in separate incidents early Sunday morning.
In those incidents, the vehicle was also described as an older model grey or light-coloured four door sedan.
Both victims in those cases suffered non-life-threatening injuries. However, one victim attended hospital for medical treatment, police said.
Anyone with information on any of the cases are asked to call VicPD or West Shore RCMP.