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Victoria man in custody after shooting in 100-block of Gorge Road East

The man is facing recommended charges including assault with a weapon

One man has been arrested after a shooting in the 100-block of Gorge Road East on Tuesday evening.

Victoria police were called to a multi-unit residential temporary housing building just after 8:20 p.m. on June 30 for a report that a man had fired a handgun at another person.

The suspect then entered a suite in the building. The incident was captured on video and police were able to contain the suite the suspect was occupying. The rest of the building’s residents were evacuated.

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Three people eventually exited the suite and were taken into custody without incident.

The final occupant to exit the suite was identified as the shooter, according to a police release. He was taken into custody and transported to cells.

The victim in the shooting was not physically injured.

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Officers searched the suite and found a compressed-air powered handgun.

The man now faces recommended charges including assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and discharge of an air gun with intent.


 

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