January 13, 2018 6:29 pm
Updated: January 15, 2018 12:38 am

Fatal shooting in Nanaimo believed to be targeted

WATCH: Suspects are still at large after a violent home invasion in Nanaimo Sunday morning. As well, 34-year-old Troy Dax McKinnon is identified as the victim in Saturday's targeted shooting. The two incidents are not believed to be connected.


RCMP are investigating a deadly shooting in Nanaimo on Saturday morning.

Officers were called to a housing complex at the intersection of Wakesiah Avenue and Second Street just before 11 a.m., Mounties said.

An adult male was found dead in the parking lot.

The victim has been identified as 34-year-old Troy Dax McKinnon of Nanaimo.

READ MORE: Nanaimo senior ‘no worse for wear’ after fighting off masked man, say Mounties

Police said the man was known to police and they believe the shooting was targeted.

The victim’s identity will not be released until next of kin are notified.

Police said they are also investigating a vehicle fire reported on Elizabeth St. shortly after the incident, which may be related to the shooting.

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