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Victoria police seek witnesses to pellet gun shootings near Centennial Square

One pellet gun seized, investigation continues
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On Aug. 4, Victoria police seized a pellet gun suspected to be associated with shootings near Centennial Square. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police have seized a pellet gun that may have been used to damage a window in Victoria City Hall.

On July 29 around 2:45 p.m. police were called to Centennial Square after a City of Victoria staff member reported that they had returned to their desk to the find a damaged window – damage consistent with a projectile having been fired from outside the building.

The staffer wasn’t injured but as the Victoria Police Department investigated, they learned of a second, similar incident nearby. On July 31 reports came in of similar damage to several windows in the McPherson Playhouse, reportedly costing a few thousand dollars to repair. Police are still seeking witnesses for the incident at the playhouse.

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On Aug. 4, investigators seized a pellet gun they believe to be associated with both incidents. The pellet gun was found on a person in Centennial Square.

No arrests have been made.

“Replica firearms continue to be used in crimes across Victoria and Esquimalt,” said Const. Cam MacIntyre in a statement. VicPD has attended 59 files involving replica firearms so far this year.

Investigators ask anyone with information on either incident to call the station at 250-995-7654 and select option one for the report desk.

To report anonymously call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

READ ALSO: Victoria Police arrest two men for carrying realistic-looking fake guns


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