Lack of RCMP emergency response to northern Manitoba First Nation crime a ‘slap in the face,’ chief says – CBC

Lack of RCMP emergency response to northern Manitoba First Nation crime a ‘slap in the face,’ chief says – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 20228 Views

Aug 05, 2022

2 men, 2 teenage boys airlifted to hospital on Sunday after rival gangs allegedly involved in shooting

The chief of a remote Manitoba First Nation believes a recent shooting could have been prevented if RCMP were more responsive to a recent uptick in crime in the community, including arresting a man allegedly involved in the shooting who was previously wanted by Mounties.

On Sunday, two men and two teenage boys were airlifted to hospital after being shot in Bunibonibee Cree Nation, about 540 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, RCMP said in a news release.

Afterward, community members were put in lockdown while leadership wasn’t sure who was involved in the shooting or if other people’s safety was at risk. Chief Richard Hart said the next day he was hopeful an emergency response team would come and take away any suspects, but that never happened.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/bunibonibee-cree-nation-rcmp-shooting-policing-1.6538695

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