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Sagkeeng teen accused of intentionally hitting pedestrians with car, faces murder charge

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Manitoba teens face second-degree murder charges
Two Manitoba teens face second-degree murder charges after incidents in Thompson and Powerview/Pine Falls. – Jun 7, 2022

A teenage girl from Sagkeeng First Nation is in custody facing serious charges, including second-degree murder, after an incident Friday that Manitoba RCMP say involved pedestrians being intentionally hit with a vehicle.

The incident occurred near Dupont Street in Powerview-Pine Falls around 8:45 p.m, police said. Officers found an injured 27-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man, who was declared dead at the scene.

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Powerview RCMP allege a 15-year-old girl was driving the vehicle and deliberately hit the two pedestrians.

The teen faces charges of second-degree murder charge and assault with a weapon. She was to appear Tuesday in a Winnipeg courtroom.

RCMP continue to investigate.

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