On Sept. 14, 2023, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Norway House RCMP received a report of shots fired at a residence in Kinosao Sipi Cree Nation. Officers responded immediately. When they arrived on the scene, a 31-year-old female victim was located. She had been struck by a gunshot while outside her home and received non-life-threatening injuries. At the time of the shooting, the victim’s four children were also in the residence.
Responding officers learned that a group of suspects had run into the nearby bushes. Officers searched the area. While searching, they heard several more gunshots. A shotgun in a case with ammunition was located in the bush.
Police spoke with witnesses and cleared multiple houses in the vicinity of where the shots were heard. Another residence had been shot at. Nobody else had been physically injured.
In one of the residences searched, a 16-year-old male believed to be involved was taken into custody and another firearm believed to be involved was seized.
Investigation has determined that at the first residence, there were five people believed to have been involved in the shooting.
Police continue to investigate.
If you have information, please call Norway House RCMP at 204-359-4955, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at manitoba crime stoppers