Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020

File: 20-50146

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers arrested a man this morning after a fatal shooting in Esquimalt.

Shortly after 5:30 a.m. this morning Patrol officers were called to a suite in a multi-unit residential building in the 600-block of Grenville Avenue in Esquimalt for a report that a man had been shot. Officers attended the scene and located the victim, who was suffering from life-threatening injuries from a shooting. BC Emergency Health Services attended and transported the victim to hospital.

The suspect had left the scene prior to police arrival. Patrol officers located and arrested a suspect who was transported to cells at VicPD.

The victim succumbed to his injuries in hospital. This file is now being investigated as a homicide by the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU).  Anyone with information about this incident, including anyone who witnessed the event, is asked to contact VIIMCU at 250-380-6211.

This file remains under investigation. Investigators believe that this incident was a targeted shooting, and do not believe there is a risk to wider public safety.

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