Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service investigate shooting

WIIKWEMKOONG – A man is recovering in hospital after being shot in the abdomen during an altercation inside a residence in the Hills Trail area of the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory Saturday night. 

Police arrived at the scene at approximately 11 pm after reports of shots fired. On arrival, police found one male victim in need of medical attention from a single suspected gunshot wound. The victim was subsequently transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and is currently in stable condition. 

Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service Crime Unit and Detachment Investigators in cooperation with Ontario Provincial Police Specialized Sections of the Emergency Response Team, Canine and Crime Unit, worked together in response to this major investigation. As a result, two males aged 18 and 20 have been charged with attempted murder and various weapons charges and will be in Wiikwemkoong bail court on Wednesday, September 19. 

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to contact the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service at (705)859-3141, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).