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A 34-year-old Nanaimo man is currently in hospital recovering from a gunshot injury after a shooting incident in the early hours of Friday morning.

On December 9th, at around 2 a.m., police and paramedics were called to a residence in the 2300 block of Bowen Road.

First responders provided emergency first aid to the shooting victim who was later transported to the hospital. 

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Due to the current condition of the victim, police say more information on the suspects, or the vehicle will be released at a later date. 

Based on evidence gathered to date, Nanaimo RCMP say they believe this was a targeted incident. 

“This was a targeted isolated incident and that there is no further risk to the public,” said R/Cst Gary O’Brien in a press release.

Investigators are asking for anyone who saw a vehicle driving in the vicinity of the 2300 block of Bowen Road around the time of the shooting to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.

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