On February 7, 2020, at approximately 2:50 pm, Churchill RCMP responded to a report of a male suffering from a gunshot wound and exposure on Cape Merry Road, in Churchill.
RCMP officers and Emergency Services attended and the male was taken to hospital.
The 29-year-old male told officers that he was out trapping, when he was shot by someone on a snowmobile. He believes that this person may have mistaken him for an animal. The victim then walked 1-2 days to get back to Churchill for help.
The shooting is believed to have occurred February 5 or 6, during the daytime, eight km west of Churchill, by Button Bay. The lone suspect was wearing a black and blue snowsuit, a neck warmer and black toque and was driving a black and blue snowmobile, which was pulling a sled. The snowmobile was last seen going north from Button Bay.
The RCMP is seeking the public's assistance in locating the suspect. If you have any information on the incident please call Churchill RCMP at 204-675-2551.
The victim remains in hospital.