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People working to help B.C.'s homeless population concerned about growing vigilantism

Public safety concerns grow around vigilantism after man shot in Nanaimo on Sunday

CBC NewsWinston Szeto

B.C. advocates working with the homeless population say they're concerned about growing vigilantism after a man was shot while trying to reclaim stolen property from an encampment on Vancouver Island.

Nanaimo RCMP were called to the incident Sunday afternoon, after the owner of a local mechanic shop — one of six people who went into the encampment to recover stolen tools — was shot in the stomach. 

Mounties said they don't condone the group's actions.

"Risking your life or possible injury to your…

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People working to help B.C.'s homeless population concerned about growing vigilantism

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CBC NewsWinston Szeto, Posted: Mar 15, 2023 8:00 AM EDT | Last Updated: 26 minutes ago
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