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Latest on shooting and stabbing at Waywayseecappo Gaming Centre

30.05.2019 14:05
By: News Staff

One man in hospital, one First Nations Police officer treated and released.


A melee in the parking lot off the Waywayseecapo gaming centre has sent a 21-year-old man to hospital with a gunshot wound.

Around 10:45 last night, an altercation between several people and a First Nations Police officer turned violent.  One suspect stabbed the officer, who fired his service weapon, striking one of the crowd.

The shooting victim is in hospital in serious but stable condition.  The officer has been treated for the stab wounds and been released.  He's a 29-year-old, seven year veteran of the force.

There are no indications what started the incident.

Manitoba RCMP and the Province's Independent Investigation unit are now investigating the event.  The IIU is the Province's police watchdog.  They investigate any time a member of the public is injured by a peace officer's firearm.

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UPDATE: New unconfirmed details have surfaced in relation to the shooting and stabbing incident reported at the Waywayseecappo Gaming Centre late Wednesday night.

According to unconfirmed eye witness reports, the individual who was shot by Manitoba First Nation Police initially reported deceased at the scene, is said to be recovering in hospital.

One of the MFNP officers involved in the incident is also recovering from stab wounds.

No word on what may have precipitated the incident and police have yet to confirm these new details submitted by anonymous tipsters.

Calls in to Manitoba RCMP and Manitoba First Nation Police from our newsroom have yet to be returned. 

 

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Heavy police presence reported at the Waywayseecappo Gaming Centre earlier this morning.

According to unconfirmed eye witness reports, one man is pronounced dead and a Manitoba First Nation Police member was stabbed following the incident late Wednesday evening.

As of 6:00 a.m. two RCMP cruisers along with three Dakota Ojibway Police Service vehicles were spotted with investigative instruments in the parking lot of the gaming centre.