A man seriously injured by the shooting of a police officer in Shamattawa

A man seriously injured by the shooting of a policeman in Shamattawa

A policeman from the Gendarmerie of Canada.

A 22-year-old man was seriously injured when fired upon by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer on Saturday afternoon at Shamattawa First Nation, located approximately 745 km northwest of Winnipeg. /p>

Police say officers responded to a call that a man was carrying a firearm. Officers patrolled and heard gunshots.

They located a suspect outside a house and following the interaction between the suspect and officers, shots were fired. fired, says the RCMP.

The suspect was seriously injured and taken to the community infirmary.

First Nation Chief Jordna Hill says the shooting occurred near the river and confirms that the injured and his family are at the community infirmary, where they are awaiting airlift to a hospital in Winnipeg. I hope he will be fine, he said.

Chief Hill says he contacted Indigenous leaders from the Northern Chiefs Organization, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) and the Assembly of First Nations. He requests a meeting to discuss the shooting.

He also asks that the RCMP review its procedures, because shootings like this often occur in First Nations communities.

Jordna Hill wants to keep the peace in this remote community after the shooting, but the people, he says, are upset. There's a lot of rage and they're in shock right now, he said.

The RCMP says the Manitoba Independent Investigation Unit has been notified, as is customary, when a police officer uses his firearm.

The Major Crimes Unit and the Shamattawa RCMP are continuing the investigation.

Former First Nation Chief and MPP for Thompson, Eric Redhead, for his part said he was concerned for the people of the community and the family of the young man, for what they must live.

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