Woman killed, murder suspect in Langford shooting arrested

Friends have identified the woman killed in a shooting in Langford as 40-year-old Angela Dalman, a single-mother who leaves behind her teen son

The suspect following a shooting that killed a woman in Langford Friday has been arrested.

Friends have identified the woman killed as 40-year-old Angela Dalman, a single-mother who leaves behind her teen son.

Friends and family are mourning her death.

On Friday, West Shore RCMP responded to the report of a shooting near the 800-block of Arncote Ave in Langford.

When they arrived they found a 40-year-old woman who had been shot. She later died due to her injuries.

“I heard two loud bangs, they were so loud I though they were explosions,” said one witness. “Three women came flying out of the back of the house screaming and crying saying call the police call the police, I heard one of them say she’s been shot.”

West Shore RCMP tape off a property in the 500-block of Arncote Avenue around 10 p.m. Friday night where a suspected shooting took place.

The suspect then fled before officers arrived, and the Vancouver Island Emergency Response team began to search for the suspect.

On Saturday around 9:30 a.m. RCMP say the 35-year-old male suspect and their vehicle were located by the Saanich Police Department K-9 unit. They say the suspect was safely brought into custody.

A witness says police descended on a vehicle at the intersection of McKenzie and Glanford Avenue’s.  They say police armed with long-rifles took one person into custody.

Police believe the shooting was an isolated crime and that there is no risk to public safety at this time.

“This is an isolated crime, so absolutely it’s concerning,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar of the West Shore RCMP.

“We do have the murder suspect in custody, so we don’t believe there is any further risk to public safety, however anytime a violent crime like this takes place it is absolute concerning for our community.

“What we know is that there was a gathering that took place at this residence where this shooting occurred. We are not sure about the relationship between the victim and suspect at this time.”

The West Shore RCMP and Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit are continuing their investigation.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information is known.


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