Youth dead after ‘accidental shooting’ on Salt Spring Island

This photo of Alastair Hayne is from a GoFundMe page set up after he died in an accidental shooting on Salt Spring Island. (GoFundMe)

A youth from Salt Spring Island has died after what police termed an accidental shooting on Sunday.

According to the Salt Spring Island RCMP, officers were called after reports of an accidental shooting at a home on the Gulf Island in the early morning hours of Sept. 24.

Six young people were present at the residence, where one of them had been shot and was sent to hospital in Vancouver with life-threatening injuries. The young man, identified by friends as Alastair Hayne, was a student at Gulf Islands Secondary School.

RCMP continue to investigate the death, with the assistance of the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU). RCMP Victim Services is also engaged.

There is now a GoFundMe page for Hayne’s family, set up by a friend, which has raised nearly $10,000 in one day.

— with files from the Salt Spring Island RCMP

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