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Assault at a gravel pit in Pembina Valley

A young man is in custody following a late-night assault. On July 11, 2021, at approximately 12:30 a.m.
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A young man is in custody following a late-night assault. 

On July 11, 2021, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Pembina Valley RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing at Patterson Pits in the area of Municipal Road 19 North and Municipal Road 22 West in the RM of Roland, Manitoba.

When officers arrived on scene, they encountered a large gathering of people and located an injured 23-year-old male from the RM of Stanley. When EMS arrived on scene, the male was transported to Winnipeg hospital with serious injuries.

Investigation has determined that two males, the victim and an 18-year-old from Winkler, got into a physical altercation. When the fight broke up, the victim had suffered wounds from what appears to be an edged weapon. No weapon has been recovered.

Chris Goossen has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault. He is remanded in custody to appear in court July 12, 2021, in Winnipeg.

Patterson Pits is a gravel pit located roughly five minutes north of Morden and Winkler.

The investigation continues.