August 16, 2019 3:09 pm

Suspect accused of shooting Victoria man ‘in the backside’ charged with attempted murder

Victoria police on the scene of a reported shooting on Tuesday, Aug. 06.

Global News

The man accused of a shooting near downtown Victoria earlier this month has been charged with attempted murder.

Victoria police were called to a home in the 1500 block of Bay Street around 12:45 p.m. on Aug. 6, where they found the victim suffering gunshot wounds.

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The suspect in the shooting, Tyler Wardrope, was arrested on Wednesday in the Highlands area and has now been charged, police said.

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Prosecutors have also charged Wardrope with careless use or storage of a firearm and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

The victim of the shooting continues to recover from his injuries, police said.

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One resident told Global News that the Bay Street home where the shooting took place was known in the neighbourhood for having people constantly coming and going.

A man who identified himself as the victim’s roommate said the man had been shot “in the backside.”

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