WATCH: police are investigating a targeted shooting in a quiet Courtenay neighbourhood Officers were called to a home around midnight after reports of gunfire They arrived to find one man suffering from gunshot wounds. Kendall Hanson reports.
A 50-year-old Courtenay man is in hospital after being shot early Friday morning on Arden Road.
Comox Valley RCMP said the shooting took place in the 1700 block of Arden Road shortly after midnight.
One man from Courtenay was taken to a local hospital with gunshot wounds. He has been transported to a larger hospital.
RCMP are still investigating the circumstances that led up to the shooting. They believe the shooting was targeted and the public is not at risk.
“It’s believed that the parties are known to each,” said Const. Rob Gardner of Comox Valley RCMP. No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting as of Friday morning.
Police have not identified the victim and there’s no word on his condition at this time.
Some neighbours say police have been to the home in the past.
A property record search shows the home is owned by John Wesley Edwards.
Neighbours say he goes by Wes.
“The police banged on the door at about 25 after 12 last night and asked us if we were okay and asked us if we knew anything that was going on?” said neighbour Dan Sauer who chatted briefly with Edwards on Thursday. He was among the neighbours who did not hear the shooting.
Lois Brady-Browne actually lived in the home for more than a decade with her father until he passed away three years ago.
“That’s scary,” said Brady-Browne. “That’s sad right because that’s my old home.”