Comox Valley RCMP took a 27-year-old Saanich resident into custody in relation to a shooting incident in Courtenay that sent another man to the hospital.

Police arrested a suspect without incident around 5:50 a.m. Thursday in a vacant house in the 2200-block of Coleman Road with the assistance of the Island District Emergency Response Team.

A firearm was recovered as part of the investigation that is still ongoing and charges are pending.

Chelsea Logue lives in the area and says it’s a relief the suspect has been arrested.

“Definitely a huge relief, yeah you don’t expect that in a neighbourhood like this, it’s so quiet and rural.” she said.

At around 1:25 a.m. Wednesday, police were called to a shooting at a residence in the 5700 block of Highway 19A North in Courtenay.

Police said a 30-year-old man encountered another man on his property and was shot after a “brief interaction.”

The man who was shot was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He has since been flown to a Victoria hospital for further treatment.

?The Comox Valley RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance and patience over the past 24 hours,” said Comox Valley RCMP Cst. Rob Gardner.

Police are asking anyone who may have more information on the incident to call Comox Valley RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

Andy Neal