1 dead, 1 injured in Valentine's Day crossbow attack
Published Saturday, February 15, 2014 12:18PM PST
Last Updated Saturday, February 15, 2014 6:57PM PST
A man is dead after shooting his estranged wife’s son with a crossbow before turning the weapon on himself in a Mission, B.C. parking lot, according to police.
Mission RCMP said the 23-year-old victim was leaving his workplace in the 7200-block of Horne Street just before midnight Friday night when he was shot at by the 59-year-old man.
A bolt pierced the victim’s right arm and penetrated into his upper torso, RCMP said. He was transported to hospital and is expected to survive.
Investigators said the suspect, a 59-year-old man from Nanaimo, was found at the crime scene unconscious after turning the crossbow on himself. He was taken to hospital, but pronounced dead shortly after.
Mission RCMP confirmed the victim was the son of the suspect’s estranged wife and the two aren’t related biologically. They don’t believe there was any earlier confrontation or threat that preceded the attack.
The victim is believed to be an employee of the Mission Station Grill, which posted a message on its Facebook page Saturday saying it would close for the night due to “family emergency.”