A 19-year-old Winnipeg man is in hospital after an accidental shooting on a rural property north of Selkirk, Manitoba RCMP say.
Police said the incident took place Saturday just before 1 p.m., when the victim was target shooting with three friends off Road 84 N.
According to the preliminary investigation, police believe the four were shooting at targets in a grassy area near a side road, when the victim was shot while walking toward the targets.
Another 19-year-old was arrested and released with a January court date in Selkirk. He faces charges of careless use of a firearm, discharging a firearm while being reckless, and unauthorized possession of a firearm.
Selkirk RCMP seized four rifles as well as ammunition at the scene and continue to investigate.
- Woman who knew teen stabbed in Toronto subway found him injured, tried to save his life
- Man arrested for making over 20 ‘swatting’ calls across U.S., Canada
- Pizza receipt leads police to 12-year-old suspect in Milwaukee man’s murder
- Migrant death toll at 8 after bodies of infant, adult found in Akwesasne near U.S. border: police