February 15, 2014 10:46 pm

Crossbow attack in Mission leaves 1 man dead, 1 injured

Mission RCMP are investigating a shocking attack, which has left one man dead and one injured.

The victim, a 23-year-old man from Maple Ridge, was attacked by someone wielding a crossbow.

Around 11 p.m. Friday night, the victim was leaving the restaurant where he worked, the Mission Station Grill. He was then shot in the shoulder and the torso.

“We received a 911 call of a male who had been struck with an arrow through the torso and the shoulder area,” confirmed Const. Amanda Harnett with the Mission RCMP.

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The victim’s coworkers rushed him to Mission Memorial Hospital, where he is now in stable condition.

When investigators got to the scene, they found the suspect lying in the parking lot. He had been shot through the head by the crossbow and died after being taken to hospital.

Officers say the victim is a 59-year-old man from Nanaimo, and it appears he had turned the weapon on himself.

RCMP say the two men did know each other, but are not saying how they are connected.

The case appears to be a domestic dispute, and does not involve drugs or gangs. “It appears right now that they are related,” said Harnett. “Like I said, we’re still try to determine exactly what their relationship is by speaking to family members and what-not.”

However, they are not related by blood.

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