Police in Nanaimo are looking for suspects after a 14-year-old girl was hit by a BB gun shot in Harewood while walking along Wakesiah Avenue on Remembrance Day. (Photos submitted)

Police in Nanaimo are looking for suspects after a 14-year-old girl was hit by a BB gun shot in Harewood while walking along Wakesiah Avenue on Remembrance Day. (Photos submitted)

Teenage girl shot by BB gun on Nanaimo’s Wakesiah Avenue

Fourteen-year-old struck in finger when passenger of car leaned out and fired at pedestrians

Police in Nanaimo are looking for two suspects after a 14-year-old girl was hit by a BB gun shot this week.

The incident happened on Wakesiah Avenue, near Nanaimo District Secondary School on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at about 4:45 p.m., when according to the victim’s mother Heidi Schnier, a passenger of a passing car leaned out the window and shot at the girl and her friend three times as they were walking along the street.

The projectile hit the girl on her hand.

“Her finger’s really sore,” Schnier said Friday. “We weren’t sure if it was broken, but at this point I don’t think it is. We were just really worried about going to the hospital with everything going on.”

Schnier said her daughter has been afraid to leave her home since it happened.

“She’ll be OK, but I don’t think anyone should have to worry about walking down the road and getting shot, that’s for sure,” Schnier said.

Schnier posted photos of her daughter’s injury on social media to warn other parents of what was happening and also notified police with a description of the car and suspects. She said there is an unconfirmed report of another person who was hit in the arm by a BB gun shot in the Harewood area near Fifth Street.

The person who shot at her daughter is described as a man about 20-25 years old, with a reddish beard, who wore a black hat and a grey jacket and was a passenger in a beige-coloured car with one headlight out.

Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman said police searched for the suspects, but weren’t able to locate them.

Anyone who has information about the suspects or the incident is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

“The damage that it did to her finger, [what] if it had hit her eye?” Schnier asked. “It scares me to think about how anyone could be so reckless. We have enough to worry about, in this day and age, without worrying about our children walking down the street in daylight and being shot at.”

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