RCMP investigate after man shot near downtown Yellowknife

An RCMP patrol vehicle. (CKLB file photo.)

A man is in recovering from a non-life threatening wound after he was shot early Sunday morning in Yellowknife.

RCMP state in a new release that officers were called to the Grayling Manor apartment building on 53rd Street near Franklin Ave., not far from downtown and found a 25-year-old man who had suffered a gunshot wound.

Police say he was taken to Stanton Territorial Hospital.

They have not identified him not said where on his body he was hit.

RCMP state their police dog services and forensic identification team attended the scene and processed the area.

They add that at this point the evidence gathered indicates this was an isolated incident.

Police want to hear from you if you witnessed the incident or were in the area of 53rd Street and 50th Avenue, between midnight and 1:00 am.

Anyone with information that could help in the investigation is asked to contact Yellowknife RCMP at 867-669-1111, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, nwtnutips.com, or through text at: nwtnutips to 274637.

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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.