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One dead, several arrested after mall shooting in Nanaimo, B.C.

NANAIMO, B.C. — One person is dead after a shooting at a strip mall in Nanaimo, B.C. Nanaimo RCMP say they responded to reports of shots fired at about 3 p.m. at the Rock City Plaza parking lot.
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NANAIMO, B.C. — One person is dead after a shooting at a strip mall in Nanaimo, B.C.

Nanaimo RCMP say they responded to reports of shots fired at about 3 p.m. at the Rock City Plaza parking lot.

One man, who suffered apparent gunshot wounds, was found dead in a vehicle at the mall.

Mounties say they arrested several people at the Best Western Hotel on Metral Drive shortly afterwards and seized a vehicle.

Const. Gary O'Brien says police can't confirm whether they are looking for other suspects.

Police are asking anyone with dashcam video from the area between 3:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. Thursday to contact Nanaimo RCMP.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 20, 2021.

The Canadian Press