File: 20-30222

Victoria, BC –Investigative Services Division detectives are asking for witnesses to come forward as they investigate a suspected air gun shooting that that damaged an office window at Victoria’s City Hall yesterday.

Patrol officers were called to Victoria’s City Hall at 1 Centennial Square just after 2:45 p.m. yesterday for a report that a staff member had returned to their desk to discover damage to an office window. The damage was consistent with a projectile having been fired at the window from outside. The staff member was not physically injured in the incident.

Officers from our Forensic Identification Services (FIS) and Major Crime Unit (MCU) also responded. Evidence at the scene indicates the window was most likely damaged by a compressed-air style air gun, such as a pellet gun.

Specific investigative information, including the identity of the staff member and the specific location of the office, is not being released at this time to protect the integrity of the investigation.

Investigators are looking to speak with anyone who may have information about this incident. To report what you know, please call (250) 995-7654, and select extension 1 for our report desk. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.