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Child injured in LaRonge shooting

A five-year-old child was seriously injured in a shooting at the Lac La Ronge First Nation on the weekend.

On January 13, 2019, at approximately 9:15pm, La Ronge RCMP were dispatched to a report of a firearm being discharged at a residence on the Lac La Ronge First Nation

La Ronge RCMP said their initial investigation revealed that the residence had been shot at multiple times. Prior to  police arrival, the suspects fled the area. 

One of the bullets penetrated the walls of the residence and injured a five year-old who was inside at the time of the incident. Injuries sustained by the youth were described as serious but non-life threatening. There were other occupants in the residence at the time of the shooting. No other injuries have been reported.

Upon arrival, police contained the scene and provided first aid to the youth before transporting him to hospital.

RCMP General Investigation Section and the Forensic Identification Section from Prince Albert have been called in to assist. The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information about this or any other crime is asked to contact La Ronge RCMP at 306-425-6730 or contact Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

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