A councillor and relative of two people shot on a Manitoba reserve says the shooting was fuelled by drugs and alcohol.
A man and a woman were shot on Thursday in separate homes on the Dakota Tipi First Nation, prompting the community to be locked down as RCMP warned residents about an armed suspect on the loose.
A 31-year-old man was arrested later that day and charges are pending.
Daniel Pashe, a Dakota Tipi councillor, says Chris Pashe, who is 53, suffered gunshot wounds to his face, has lost an eye and also fingers in an apparent attempt to block the gunfire with his hand.
Chris Pashe’s 30-year-old niece, Gracie Prince, was also shot.
Daniel said the suspect came to his home earlier Thursday and he asked him to leave because he was “blacked out.”
(The Canadian Press)