Man dies of a gunshot wound in Nanaimo

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a shooting that took the life of an adult male on January 13. Police said the body was found at approximately 10:50 am in the parking lot of an apartment in the area of Wakesiah Ave and Second St.
The victim is known to police and the homicide is believed to be targeted. Police will not be releasing the name of the deceased at this time.

John Buchanan charged with murder in Nanaimo fatal assault

Police and Paramedics were called to a building at 275 Nicol Street on September 11th on report of an injured man. Richard Sitar 42, had been seriously assaulted and later died of his injuries.

Police said John Buchanan 46, was arrested and charged with second degree murder.

No other information will be released to the public as this matter is now before the courts.

Man shot to death at a Howard Johnson Hotel in Nanaimo

Police were called to the Howard Johnson Hotel on April 19th at around 3:20am after a hotel employee called 911 reporting gunshots.

Police arrived at the scene to find a 34 year old man dead in the lobby with apparent gunshot wounds.

Brandon Tyler Woody, 30,  was arrested an hour after the shooting, and has been charged with First Degree Murder and one count of Possessing a Firearm while prohibited.