Nanaimo RCMP says an early morning shooting that left one man dead appears to have been targeted.
Police say they were called to the Howard Jonson hotel at 1 Terminal Ave. just before 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.
When officers arrived, they found one man dead in the lobby of apparent gunshot wounds.
About an hour later, officers with the North Cowichan Duncan RCMP stopped a vehicle and arrested the male driver.
The Nanaimo RCMP’s Serious Crime Unit and RCMP forensics team are currently investigating.
The identity of the victim has not been released.
Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP or contact Crimestoppers if they wish to remain anonymous.