Major crime unit investigates shooting death of 37-year-old Victoria-area man

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. The Vancouver Island Major Crime Unit is investigating a shooting death of a 37-year-old man in the rural Victoria-area community of Metchosin. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

METCHOSIN, B.C. - The Vancouver Island Major Crime Unit is investigating a shooting death of a 37-year-old man in the rural Victoria-area community of Metchosin, B.C.

West Shore RCMP spokesman Const. Alex Berube says in a statement police were called to Metchosin just after 9 p.m. on Friday to investigate a report of a shooting.

He says a man, known to police, was found dead at the scene in the 4600-block of Sooke Road.

Berube says initial evidence gathered at the scene leads investigators to believe the incident was targeted.

He says there have been no arrests and the identity of the man has yet to be released.

Berube says investigators are asking people who may have been travelling in the Sooke Road area between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. to contact West Shore RCMP or the crime unit.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 6, 2021.

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