CTV is reporting that "One man is in the hospital in serious condition after being shot in downtown Nanaimo this weekend, according to authorities. The Nanaimo RCMP said the 39-year-old man was found near the Coast Bastion Hotel around 8 a.m. Saturday. 'The incident was initially reported by Community Safety Officers who were on patrol when they were flagged down by the victim who was bleeding heavily from a facial injury,' a statement from police said. Paramedics treated the victim at the scene before transporting him to hospital."
Check News is reporting that "The incident comes less than a week after a Nanaimo businessman was shot while retrieving some allegedly stolen items. On Thursday, hundreds of people rallied in the city’s downtown while calling on all levels of government for a safer community."
Evidently the previous shooting occurred when a business owner went to a homeless camp to retrieve some stolen items from his business. He was shot in the abdomen which raises two concerns. These homeless camps are not about affordable housing. They are about the promotion of crime. If these criminals have illegal guns then that becomes a public safety concern. "Nanaimo residents gather to rally for public safety amid string of crime."
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