A Sooke man is recovering in hospital after being shot in his driveway Saturday evening.

The shooting occurred around 7:30 p.m., in the Otter Point area of Sooke.

Sooke RCMP located a man suffering from serious gunshot injuries. He was immediately transferred to a Victoria hospital.

The victim has been identified as Tony Nelson. According to a GoFundMe, he was in his own driveway.

“He is one of the kindest, most generous, humble men you will ever meet. His family is his world! Through absolutely no fault of his own his life will now forever be changed,” the GoFundMe read.

“We are hoping to raise money to allow him to recover without the worry of where his next paycheck is coming from. We also want to help support his wife Wendy, the love of his life, to be able to remain at her husband’s side while he recovers. “

Nelson also has a teenage son.

Sooke RCMP, with the assistance of Westshore RCMP, police dog Services and the Vancouver Island Emergency Response Team, located and arrested a 55 year old Sooke man.

“The suspect had fled the scene on foot and was found hiding in a nearby neighborhood,” said Sergeant Kevin Shaw, Acting Detachment Commander of the Sooke RCMP

Although investigators are in the beginning stages of this investigation, police say early indications suggest that the suspect and victim were known to each other.

Police believe this was a targeted attack and there is no further risk to the public.

Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact the Sooke RCMP at 250-642-5241 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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