Shooting Update: Police at Neepawa home

Residence surrounded by police

Around 1 p.m. Thursday, RCMP tweeted they have surrounded a residence in Neepawa, about an hour away from Onanole where the shooting took place last night. They're asking people to avoid the area of Mountain Ave. to 4th Ave. between Mill St. and Boundary St. in Neepawa. 

They say the suspect at large is considered armed and dangerous, and a large police presence remains in the Onanole area.

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"All possible RCMP resources are being utilized to bring this incident to a close," said the spokesperson. The RCMP Emergency Response Team has been deployed, as has RCMP Police Dog Services, RCMP Major Crime Unit, and Manitoba West District resources.

“We still have a suspect at large, so we continue to ask citizens to remain vigilant and to call 911 if they see anything suspicious,” said Assistant Commissioner Scott Kolody, Commanding Officer of the RCMP in Manitoba.

“The public is reminded to check all doors and windows to ensure they are closed and locked as some of the suspects may be on foot. Be assured that all available and necessary resources were immediately activated when we became aware of the situation, and they will continue to be deployed for as long as they are needed."

Three suspects were arrested during the night and one is still being sought.

Meanwhile, the 42-year-old officer shot in Onanole while investigating a B&E is reported to be in stable condition with serious injuries, in hospital with his family by his side. 

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