Shooting in Nanaimo, B.C., sends man to hospital with facial injuries

Shooting, man in hospital

NANAIMO, B.C. - Mounties in British Columbia say one person is in hospital after a shooting in downtown Naniamo.

The RCMP say the shooting was first reported by community safety officers who were flagged down by the victim at about 8 p.m. Saturday.

They say the 39-year-old, who was bleeding heavily from a facial injury, told the officers he had been shot.

Police say he was treated by paramedics before being sent to hospital.

Mounties say the area was closed off to the public to allow investigators time to search the parking lot, but no arrests have been made and the firearm has not been found.

They are asking anyone with information to come forward.

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