Shawnigan Lake RCMP continue to receive numerous calls from residents in the Kingburne and Renfrew Road area for shots fired especially during the weekends and evenings. RCMP attended on the 13th of January to the Kapoor Main area West of Shawnigan Lake around 3 PM and charged two Victoria males with Discharge Firearm in a Non Shooting Area with a fine of $345.00 were issued.
Police are asking both local citizens and non-residents of the area to take advantage of the local gun clubs on the Malahat and in Glenora to do their shooting. Police and the folks who live in these areas are concerned for their safety as well as those utilizing these weapons. Shawnigan Lake RCMP have been working with area neighbors in the Renfrew Road area, as well as Timber West, Island Timberlands and Margaret Forestry Company. These companies do not want illegal shooting on their lands for obvious reasons.
Shawnigan Lake RCMP will continue to help educate and will be increasing patrols in these areas.
Sgt. Rob WEBB
Shawnigan Lake RCMP