Friday, July 2, 2021 | LANGFORD, BC
by Mary P Brooke, Editor | Island Social Trends
In the midst of Canada Day celebrations, the sounds of gunshots almost blended into the fireworks in one west shore community, says West Shore RCMP.
The detachment reported today that yesterday on Canada Day (July 1) at 10:45 pm, the West Shore RCMP received a report of possible gunshots in the area of 2800-block of Jacklin Road in Langford.
Further investigation determined that there had in fact been a shooting, and that an unoccupied parked vehicle nearby was damaged.
Happened near retail, offices & homes:
The 2800-block of Jacklin Road includes a small commercial mall and the local constituency office of Premier John Horgan. Langford City Hall is located just around one corner on Goldstream Avenue, and Ruth King Elementary School is across the way.
There are residential areas nearby as well, on Lequesne Avenue and on Jacklin Road.
Bullets his vehicle & townhome:
“At this time is appears that bullets struck both a vehicle and the townhome behind it,” said Cst. Jesse Schroeder, of the West Shore RCMP Serious Crime Section. He added: “Thankfully no one was injured, but this could easily have been a different story.”
Police are asking that if anyone saw anything suspicious in the area, or has surveillance footage of the area, to contact the West Shore RCMP General Investigation Section.
Also, if anyone has any knowledge surrounding this incident, they are asked to contact the West Shore RCMP at (250) 474-2264. To remain anonymous, call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-899-8477 (TIPS).
===== RCMP File # 2021-12244