Local man shot in West Shore

West Shore RCMP are investigating an armed robbery that left a 40 year-old Duncan man with a gunshot wound to his leg.

  • Apr. 6, 2016 5:00 a.m.

West Shore RCMP are investigating an armed robbery, believed to be drug related, that left a 40 year-old Duncan man with a gunshot wound to his leg.

The investigation began when a man admitted himself to Victoria General Hospital with a gunshot wound just after 4 p.m. on March 28.

Initial details indicate the victim met with another man and woman in a gravel parking lot in the 2800 block of the Trans Canada Hwy, in Langford.

The man subsequently pulled a handgun and attempted to rob the victim.

A brief struggle ensued with the firearm being discharged in the victim’s leg.

The victim is in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

“We believe this to be a case of a drug deal gone wrong,” said RCMP Const. Alex Bérubé, a spokesperson of the West Shore RCMP.

“We do not believe that the public is at risk at this time.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact West Shore RCMP or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

The suspect is described as in his late 30s, 6 foot 2 inches tall and weighing between 150 and 160 pounds.

He was wearing a dark baseball cap, blue jeans and a hoodie.