Nanaimo RCMP Investigating Shooting that left one Dead

Nanaimo, BC – The Nanaimo RCMP is continuing with their investigation into a shooting which left one person dead. At approximately 3:20 am on Wednesday April 19, 2017 officers responded to a report of shots fired at the Howard Johnson’s Hotel, located at 1 Terminal Ave, Nanaimo.

When officers arrived they found one person deceased in the lobby of the hotel from apparent gun shots. Approximately one hour later a vehicle was stopped by North Cowichan Duncan RCMP officers and one male was taken into custody without incident.

The Nanaimo RCMP Serious Crime Unit assisted by RCMP Forensics and Plain clothes Units are continuing with their investigation. At this time, this appears to be a targeted shooting and investigators do not believe there is any risk to the public, said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

The BC Coroners Service has been advised and the investigation is continuing. If anyone has information on this shooting, please contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at, text 274637, keyword Nanaimo or call 1-800-222-8477

Police File # 2017-11471

Nanaimo RCMP


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