RCMP Respond to Third Shooting in Portage


PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MB. – A third shooting has taken place in Portage la Prairie today and RCMP are telling the public these shootings are not random.

Early this morning, around 4:35 am, Portage la Prairie RCMP received a report of several shots fired in the area of Oak Bay in the community. Police found the home had been shot at and received damage. Nobody inside the home was injured.

“RCMP have responded to three shootings in Portage over the last six days,” said S/Sgt Rob Vachon, Portage la Prairie RCMP Detachment Commander. “What we need the public to know is that these are not random events and the RCMP has increased resources in the area to patrol as well as to assist with the ongoing investigations.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Portage RCMP at 204-857-4445 or call Manitoba Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

The Manitoba Post

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