COURTENAY, B.C- A man was shot in Courtenay last night.

According to police, the incident took place around 1:25 a.m. at a residence in the 5700 block of Highway 19a North, in Courtenay.

The man shot was 30 years old, and had encountered a man on his property. After a brief interaction, he was shot.

He was taken to hospital by BC Ambulance, and treated for non-life threatening injuries. The suspect, described as a young man between 20 and 25 years of age, has not yet been found.

No additional details of the suspect have been released by police.

The investigation into the shooting is now being handled by the Major Crimes Section of the Comox Valley RCMP, along with Police Dog Services, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section, the General Investigation Section and General Duty Investigators.

The Comox Valley RCMP is requesting assistance from anyone who may have been in the area during the mentioned time who may have seen observed anyone or anything suspicious. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338- 1321 and cite file number 2018-3288.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can report information through Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 222-8477 (TIPS) or online at http://comoxvalleycrimestoppers.bc.ca/.