Police charge 27-year-old man with weapons offences after Langford shooting

Justin Lemmen was arrested shortly after the shooting after crashing into a truck

A 27-year-old man is charged in the shooting Tuesday outside of Happy Valley Market in Langford on Tuesday.

Justin Lemmen faces several charges including “unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a prohibited firearm in a motor vehicle, two counts of fail to comply with the conditions set out in his undertaking, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle,” according to a West Shore RCMP media release.

ALSO READ: WATCH: Police call Happy Valley shooting an ‘isolated and targeted’ incident

On April 23 around 11 a.m., the West Shore RCMP responded to a report of a shooting outside the market, at 3431 Happy Valley Rd.

Shortly after the call, a white Kia Optima collided with a semi truck at the intersection of Kelly Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway. Police arrested the driver, Lemmen and seized a firearm from inside the vehicle.

ALSO READ: Langford shooting suspect is banned from having firearms: West Shore RCMP

“At this time investigators believe this is a targeted and isolated incident,” RCMP say.

Police are looking to identify the driver of a Cadillac Deville, described as a white man in his 30s, last seen near the Royal Colwood Golf Course. Police believe he was the intended target.

ALSO READ: UPDATE: Crash on Sooke Road at Happy Valley snarls traffic

“We are requesting this male to come forward and speak to police. We need to determine if this male or the occupant(s) of the Cadillac Deville are okay,” stated Const. Saggar, media relations 0fficer for the West Shore RCMP.

swikar.oli@goldstreamgazette.com


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Hundreds rally in support of horse carriages outside Victoria City Hall

Crowd angry with Coun. Ben Isitt’s motion to ban local horse carriage industry

Rifflandia Festival cancelled for 2019

Early Bird tickets can be refunded at point of purchase, or held and redeemed for 2020

Five-month bridge closure poses early impacts on drivers during rush hour

Construction began Tuesday on the crossing commonly known as the Bay Street bridge

Several hundred SD 62 students team up to clean the shoreline

Effort aimed at keeping Esquimalt and Albert Head Lagoon trash-free

New virgin queen headlines ‘Bee Day’ at Saanich sanctuary

Taste bee spit and check out the hive at Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary this Sunday

VIDEO: Canadian, U.S. Coast guards run oil spill response drills

20 vessels were on the water to practice international response methods

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of May 21

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Were you satisfied with the Game of Thrones series finale?

Millions gathered in front of their televisions Sunday night to watch the… Continue reading

Raptors beat Bucks 105-99 to move within 1 game of NBA Finals

Leonard scores 35 as Toronto takes 3-2 series lead over Milwaukee

B.C. Supreme Court dismisses review around ferry workers’ right to strike

B.C. Ferry and Marine Workers’ Union collective agreement expires November 2020

Young Victoria distillery earns prestigious Scotch awards

Scottish influences range from techniques to ‘kilted tours’ at award-winning business

Municipalities protest after B.C. declares marijuana crops ‘farm use’

UBCM president seeks answers in letter to John Horgan government

CMHC defends mortgage stress test changes amid calls for loosening rules

Uninsured borrowers must now show they could service their mortgage if rates rose two per cent

Brewpub offers ‘boat valet’ for paddlers during Surfrider celebration tonight

Free ‘Surf Formal’ evening features a local art auction, door prizes, live music

Most Read