Campbell River RCMP say two suspects wanted in connection with the shooting death of a man in Campbell River Wednesday were arrested in Vancouver.
The deceased man was found near a truck on Vermont Place at around 2:30 a.m. after police responded to reports of shots fired.
On Thursday, police confirmed information received during the initial investigation into the homicide led to the identification of two suspects believed to be involved in the incident.
Campbell River RCMP said the suspects were found in the Lower Mainland and at approximately 5 p.m. on Oct. 16, the two suspects were arrested with the assistance of the Vancouver Police Department.
According to police, there was a violent struggle during one of the arrests and one of the suspects was injured. No Vancouver police officers were injured.
The two men are still in custody but have no been charged. Their names have not been released by police. The name of the deceased man has also not been made public.
” It is believed that the homicide was targeted and there is an extremely low risk to public safety,” Const. Maury Tyre, media relations officer for Campbell River RCMP, wrote in a release.