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Drug, weapons charges laid after shooting in Bloodvein First Nation: RCMP

A 25-year-old man is facing charges after a shooting in Bloodvein First Nation Wednesday. Global News / File

Police have laid charges after a man was shot at in Bloodvein First Nation Wednesday.

Manitoba RCMP say the man was walking along the Main Road in the community when a man known to him pulled out a gun and took a shot at him around shortly before 7 p.m.

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The victim was not injured and was able to run to safety.

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Police say officers were able to track down the alleged shooter, but the suspect fled into the woods as police approached.

The man was arrested after a short foot chase, and police say a loaded sawed-off rifle was recovered from the woods. They say a search of the suspect also found 44 grams of meth.

A 25-year-old man from Bloodvein is facing a long list of charges, including discharging a weapon for a dangerous purpose and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

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