One man is dead and another is recovering from gunshot wound following an incident on Waywayseecappo First Nation last week, police say.
The Manitoba First Nations Police Service (MFNPS) says in a release that officers were called in the early morning hours of June 1, 2022, to a report of shots fired at a residence in the community. MFNPS Officers attended the area of the residence, where a single gunshot was heard in the immediate area.
A second call was received from the residence advising that one male was shot, and another female had overdosed on pills. MFNPS officers attended to the house and located the injured male subject and unconscious female. Both subjects were provided medical assistance as officers continued to investigate, as the whereabouts of the suspect was still not known at the time. MFNPS Officers along with the MFNPS Canine Unit proceeded to search for the suspect.
The deceased was located a short distance from the scene with what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The injured male and female were transported to the hospital in stable condition. MFNPS is actively investigating this matter and requesting the public's assistance for information on this incident.
Anyone with information about this matter or any other matter can contact the MFNPS Anonymous TIPS Line at: 1-833-978-0048 or email: TIPS@mfnp.ca The MFNPS TIPS line is accessible 24/7, 365 days a year and is monitored regularly. Calls are not traceable, and we are not subscribed to caller ID and call display. Your information is confidential, or you can call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477 (TIPS) or by internet at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to crime stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.