A man is facing charges following a shooting that took place in Courtenay last year.
On June 9, at approximately 2:30 a.m. Comox Valley RCMP officers responded to a report of a possible shooting in Courtenay in the Piercy Avenue and Tull Avenue area. When officers arrived on the scene, they determined that shots had been fired, hitting a vehicle and two buildings.
In a media release issued Wednesday, RCMP said a 21-year-old Vancouver Island man is facing 10 charges relating to the shooting. No additional details about the 21-year-old or the charges were provided.
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 Cpl. Matt Holst of the Comox Valley RCMP Major Crime Unit.
It is this complete disregard for public safety that made this investigation a priority.
RCMP Police Dog Services, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section, and the National Forensic Laboratory Services have all provided assistance in the investigation, according to Comox Valley RCMP, who said the investigation is still ongoing.
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/.