Saanich Police detectives are actively investigating a July 24 shooting which came to light when a 31-year-old Saanich man entered the emergency room of the Royal Jubilee Hospital with a non life-threatening gunshot wound that afternoon.
Investigators are saying the incident appears to be a targeted event, though the victim has not identified the shooter as of yet.
“While there would be some inherent risk to the public, given the nature of this type of incident, our investigators do not believe that there is any immediate threat to the public at this time,” Sgt. Steve Eassie said.
“Hopefully there will be enough evidence to lay a charge, we are investigating it as an attempted murder.”
It has been determined that the incident likely took place within a residence in the 3600 block of Quadra Street at some time during the daylight hours on July 24.
The victim underwent surgery to remove a bullet from a wound in his lower body and has since been released from hospital. He did not report the incident to police.
Investigators are continuing to gather information from those who witnessed these events. A search warrant has been executed at the residence where the incident took place.
Investigators have also stated that there is no apparent correlation between this shooting and a sexual assault investigation that took place in the same block of Quadra Street within the week prior to the shooting.
Anyone that may have information that may help with the investigation is asked to contact Saanich Police at 250-475-4321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).