Youth killed in accidental shooting on Salt Spring Island identified
Friends are mourning the loss of Alistair Hayne, a student at Gulf Islands Secondary School, after his accidental death earlier this week. Sept. 26, 2017. (CTV Vancouver Island)
CTV Vancouver Island
Published Tuesday, September 26, 2017 5:49PM PDT
Last Updated Tuesday, September 26, 2017 5:56PM PDT
The teenager tragically killed in an accidental shooting on Salt Spring Island has been identified as a local high school student.
Friends are mourning the loss of Alistair Hayne, a student at Gulf Islands Secondary School, after his death Sunday.
Police responded to a report of a shooting at a home where six youths, including the victim, were present early Sunday morning.
He was airlifted to hospital in Vancouver but later died from his injuries.
Gulf Islands Secondary School advised parents of the tragedy and put additional supports in place for students and staff impacted by it.
Meanwhile, a GoFundMe campaign started by friends has crowdfunded more than $11,000 for Hayne's family, with hundreds of people donating and sharing messages of support.
Salt Spring RCMP, the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit and the BC Coroner's Service are all investigating the death and have yet to confirm the identity of the deceased youth.