Woman Injured, Man Arrested In Victoria Pellet-Gun Shooting

Victoria, BC – A man is in custody and a woman was medically treated after a pellet gun was fired from a multi-residential building in the 800-block of Johnson Street and struck a passing vehicle.

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Officers quickly responded to the 800-block of Johnson Street at about 3:10 p.m. after a female motorist called 911 to report that the window of her car had blown out and that she had been injured. When they arrived they discovered the woman suffering from non-life-threatening injuries and a window of her vehicle damaged. Officers locked down the block and began their investigation.

Evidence consistent with a pellet gun having been fired was discovered on scene. Officers were able to pinpoint a suite in a nearby multi-residential building from where the pellets were likely fired. They attended the suite and after a brief negotiation with a male resident inside, took him into custody.

The woman injured in this incident was treated on scene by BC Ambulance paramedics.

Our investigation is ongoing at this time, and updates will be issued when available. Anyone with information about this incident who has not yet done so is asked to call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers , please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1- (800) 222-8477.

Police File #: 17-22497

Victoria Police Department


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