Man arrested after shooting handgun at Island View beach

Central Saanich police are considering charges against a man arrested for firing what turned out to be a starter pistol in Island View Regional Park.

The original report came in about 6:30 p.m. Thursday of a man shooting a handgun on the beach. Officers arrived and arrested the man and located and seized a gun.

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Police said the man could face a charge of possession of a dangerous weapon.

Several beach-goers saw a man shooting a gun and left before officers arrived. Police would like to speak with them. They are asked to call 250-652-4441.

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