Thursday, November 5, 2020

3 dead, 1 clings to life after Vancouver Island shooting - update

An outreach worker who provides support for those living in homeless camps in the Qualicum Beach area says she was warned not to visit an encampment near Whiskey Creek where three people were later found dead. She visits 16 camps filled with people who have nowhere else to go.

She said there are more than 380 people in the 'bush camps' in the Parksville-Qualicum area. Her warning to stay away came a week before the murders.
Cops are investigating after three people were found dead and another critically injured in a targeted killing at a Vancouver Island gravel pit Sunday. The grisly discovery was made around 2 p.m. in a remote area near Whiskey Creek, about 50 kilometres west of Nanaimo.

A dirt bike rider came across a dead man on Melrose Forest Service Road and called for police and paramedics. First responders found a burned-out travel trailer with two dead adults inside. Another man, who had been shot, was found clinging to life in another trailer.