Nanaimo RCMP investigate a shooting in the area of Wakesiah Avenue and Jingle Pot Road on Saturday morning. KARL YU/The News Bulletin

Victim of Wakesiah shooting identified

Troy McKinnon, 34, was shot and killed Saturday in the area of Wakesiah Avenue and Jingle Pot Road

Nanaimo RCMP released the name of the person killed in yesterday’s shooting as they continue to investigate the crime.

Nanaimo man Troy McKinnon, 34, was shot and killed Saturday morning in the area of Wakesiah Avenue and Jingle Pot Road.

“Investigators are still of the belief the shooting was targeted and numerous officers from various sections of the Nanaimo RCMP are actively investigating the incident,” noted a Nanaimo RCMP press release. “To date, the persons responsible have not been located.”

Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said investigators have believed from the start that more than one suspect was involved in the shooting.

Police say forensics officers are still examining the scene. They have concluded their investigation at a nearby location at Elizabeth Street where there was a car fire Saturday. O’Brien said police have established a link between the shooting and the car fire, but won’t reveal how the incidents are connected.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, text 274637, keyword Nanaimo or submit a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

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