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RCMP release photo of suspect wanted in north Nanaimo targeted shooting


RCMP have released a surveillance photo of a suspect in connection a targeted shooting  north Nanaimo that left one person in serious condition earlier this month.

The incident took place at around 8 p.m. on July 7th,  outside a Nanaimo residence on Laguna Way.

Nanaimo RCMP said the gunfire began after a dispute between the suspect and a man living in the home.

The injured person, a man in his early 30’s, suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was treated on scene by paramedics before being transported to the hospital.

His injuries were described as serious but non-life threatening injuries.

A newly released surveillance photo confirms rumours thay the suspect was carrying a SkipTheDishes bag as he approached the victim’s home.

Investigators released the photo in hopes the public can help identify and locate him. He was driving an older model white Honda Accord.

Police say they are also searching for another suspect in the case who was driving the getaway car. No surveillance images of that person are available.

While no arrests have been made, police said they don’t believe there’s any risk to the public.

Anyone with information on the suspect’s identity is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345, and quote file number 2022-23386.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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