Mounties are asking for witnesses to come forward, after a brazen daytime shooting that happened on Thursday afternoon in Nanaimo.
NANAIMO (NEWS 1130) – Mounties are asking for witnesses to come forward, after a brazen daytime shooting that happened on Thursday afternoon.
Nanaimo RCMP believes the shooting, which left a man dead in their parked vehicle, is connected to the current Lower Mainland gang conflict.
We believe this event has a nexus to the ongoing gang-conflict and violence currently plaguing a number of Lower Mainland communities, Acting Inspector Donovan Tait of the Nanaimo RCMP says in a statement released Saturday.
The RCMP is looking to speak to anyone who was walking or driving through the Rock City Plaza at around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.
We would like express our sincere thanks to those alert citizens who contacted police in a timely fashion providing valuable information to our investigators as this event unfolded, resultingin the arrests made, Tait says in the statement.
These witness reports had a direct impact on our ability to take these individuals into custody quickly and safely. We have received great cooperation from many in the public contacting us with additional information helping us fill in some gaps, but we do need more, he adds.
Specifically, Tait says the RCMP are looking for a white woman who was seen walking towards the Jumping Jiminy’s Playground and Cafe.
Mounties say three suspects who were initially arrested have been released at this time.
These investigations are complex and we are committed to keeping Nanaimo and its citizens safe. The continued co-operation from the public is critical to have these perpetrators held accountable, Tait says.