The Coffee Love Bug shop at 950 Cumberland Rd. in Courtenay was the scene of a shooting June 9, 2019. File photo

Charges laid in 2019 Courtenay shooting

A 21-year old Vancouver Island man is facing 10 charges after a shooting in Courtenay one year ago.

  • Jun. 10, 2020 12:00 p.m.

A 21-year old Vancouver Island man is facing 10 charges after a shooting in Courtenay one year ago.

On June 9, 2019 at approximately 2:30 a.m., the Comox Valley RCMP received a report of a possible shooting in Courtenay. Frontline officers were in the area quickly and confirmed that shots had been fired, damaging a vehicle and two buildings.

“Fortunately, nobody was hurt as a result of this gunfire; however, it is incidents like this that demonstrate the callous disregard that some people have for the safety of others,” said Corp. Matt Holst, with the Comox Valley RCMP Major Crime Unit.

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“It is this complete disregard for public safety that made this investigation a priority.”

The Comox Valley RCMP Major Crime Unit has been speaking with witnesses, collecting and analyzing evidence, examining video surveillance footage, and executing search warrants. RCMP Police Dog Services, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section, and the National Forensic Laboratory Services provided assistance as the investigation progressed.

Although charges have been laid, the investigation will continue until all the circumstances surrounding the shooting are known to police.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 and refer to file 2019-8543. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at http://comoxvalleycrimestoppers.bc.ca/.

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