At around 5:40 a.m. on Friday morning, VicPD patrol officers were called to a shooting at a multi-unit housing complex in the 3000-block of Douglas Street.
Upon arrival, officers discovered the victim’s injuries were non-lethal, but had a lower leg wound that is potentially life-altering.
Officers proceeded to secure the area and evacuated other residents, while the man who was shot was transported to the hospital by paramedics.
Patrol officers on scene began searching the area for suspects with the assistance of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT).
Shortly after their search began, officers identified two suspects. Given the threat of armed suspects in a well populated area, officers flooded the area and moved in for an arrest at gunpoint.
Witnesses sought: 2 suspects arrested, victim has potentially life-altering gunshot wound after Patrol officers called to 3000-block Douglas St multi-unit residential temporary housing facility this morning. #yyj | https://t.co/TQrcZjYxy2
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) September 16, 2022
VicPD then transported the suspects to cells for detainment.
The incident remains under investigation by VicPD and the Major Crimes Unit (MCU).
MCU investigators are asking witnesses or anyone with information about this incident to call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654.