Alberni visitors’ centre shot up on Friday

Port Alberni RCMP's forensic team is investigating after someone shot out windows at the Alberni Valley Visitors' Centre on the weekend.

A window on the side of the Alberni Valley Visitors' Centre has a bullet hole in it after an incident Friday night(May 4).

Someone shot at several windows and doors of the new Alberni Valley Visitors’ Centre building Friday night, causing thousands of dollars of damage.

Sometime between 6 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday, someone shot at the building, Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce manager Mike Carter said. The chamber owns the building, situated at the intersection of Highway 4 and Redford Extension at the north end of Port Alberni.

A weekend employee discovered the damage on Saturday morning.

Bullet holes can be seen in two of the windows at the back of the building, and an exterior door has a dent the shape of a bullet hole in it. An interior door to one of the offices was also shot out.

Port Alberni RCMP attended the visitors’ centre Saturday morning to collect evidence, then returned Monday morning with a forensics team.

Five windows, two doors and some walls were all hit, Carter said.

“It’s very spooky for the staff and the people who work here,” Carter said.

He was expecting a visit from the insurance adjuster Monday morning after the RCMP left.

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