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Another home invasion in the West Shore results in possible shots fired


West Shore RCMP are investigating a second home invasion in the past two days that may have resulted in shots being fired.

In the early hours of Satuday, December 2nd, West Shore RCMP responded to a home invasion near the 1500 block of Middle Road in View Royal. This incident marks the second unsettling event of this nature in the area, following a similar occurrence in Langford the previous night.

According to West Shore RCMP, officers arrived at the scene swiftly, securing both the residence and the surrounding neighborhood. Preliminary investigations revealed that an unidentified suspect forcibly entered the victim’s home through the front door.

Inside the residence, there were reports of a discharge—potentially from a firearm—allegedly by the intruder. Subsequently, the suspect fled the scene, leaving one occupant with minor injuries.

Despite extensive search efforts in the vicinity, the suspect remains at large. The individual in question has been described as a male with dark skin, wearing dark pants, bright white shoes, and a hoodie.

At this time, West Shore RCMP are refraining from confirming any direct link between this recent incident and the prior home invasion in Langford.

Investigators are urging residents within the vicinity to review their home surveillance footage between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. on December 2nd.

On Friday, December 1st, at approximately 4:50 p.m. police were called to an armed home invasion in progress.

In that case, West Shore RCMP learned that a suspect had forcefully entered the victim’s home after the resident opened the front door in response to their dogs barking.

Allegedly, the suspect brandished a black handgun when confronted by the homeowner’s dogs before fleeing towards Alouette Drive. Fortunately, the victim did not sustain any physical injuries during the intrusion.

If you have information on either incident or think you know who the suspect may be, please call West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264. Anyone with video footage is asked to call police immediately.

Police are asking people to not approach the suspect as he may be armed and is considered dangerous.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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