Long Plain First Nation experienced a shooting incident on Sunday at about 6:20 p.m. which placed the community in lockdown. Manitoba First Nation Police Services were called to a home where a man was shot.
"Upon arrival, officers were directed to the T-Intersection of Yellowquill Trail and located spent casings on the ground," says MFNPS. "Investigation revealed the victim, in the company of a passenger, was driving westbound on Yellowquill Trail when they drove past a dark-coloured truck travelling eastbound."
Police say the occupants in the truck shot at the two people while driving past them.
"The suspect truck and occupants fled the scene eastbound on Yellowquill Trail. The victim sustained injuries which required them to be airlifted by Stars to the Health Science Centre in Winnipeg for medical treatment."
The driver is currently in stable condition and the passenger did not receive any injurles.
The suspected vehicle is reported to be a dark-coloured Chevrolet truck with crew cab.
If you have any information about the incident including the vehicle and occupants involved, contact Long Plain MFNP at 204-252-4488 or submit an anonymous tip. Anyone with information about this crime or any other crime is asked to contact the Manitoba First Nations Police Service at 1-833-978-0048 or at Tips@ minp.ca or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477 (TIPS) or by internet at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to crime stoppers that leads to an arrest(s) you may be eligible for a cash reward.
PortageOnline has been informed that due to an incident Sunday, March 19th, Long Plain First Nation is under lockdown.
According to a Long Plain resident, the First Nation is monitoring those who come and go and is not allowing anyone who resides outside the First Nation to enter. There is no curfew at this time.
Long Plain representatives declined to comment as an investigation is underway with the RCMP.
While reporting on site, PortageOnline noticed two EMS entering the community with emergency lights flashing.
PortageOnline will follow up with additional information as it becomes available.