Skip to main content

Victoria News | Local Breaking | CTV News Vancouver Island

Nanaimo man charged in shooting at downtown homeless camp

A 37-year-old Nanaimo man has been charged in connection with a shooting earlier this month at a homeless camp in the city's downtown core. Craig Truckle of no fixed address was arrested without incident around 11 p.m. Wednesday by Nanaimo RCMP patrol officers. He was charged the following morning with one count of pointing a firearm without a lawful excuse.

Clint Smith, the 49-year-old owner of a Nanaimo auto repair shop, was shot in the stomach and seriously injured on March 12. (CTV News)

Stay Connected

Editor's Picks

Historic Point Ellice House closing in Victoria

A well-known historic site and museum in Victoria is closing its doors due to what it calls a lack of funding. On Wednesday morning, Point Ellice House Museum and Gardens announced it was closing down effective immediately. Top Stories

Sawatsky Sign-off

Highlights from Across Canada