Man arrested and facing charges after shooting in Tuktoyaktuk

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RCMP say a man has been arrested and is facing charges after another man was reportedly shot in the community of Tuktoyaktuk Sunday evening.

According to an email from RCMP, at approximately 8:50 pm on Sunday, Tuktoyatuk RCMP received a call for service about an incident involving firearm at a residence.

“Upon arriving on scene, they found a 43 year-old man with a non-life threatening injury. The man was transported to Inuvik for treatment and is listed in stable condition. Another man was arrested on site without incident and is facing charges. The investigation is ongoing,” the release states.

No names have been released but a source, who does not want to be identified, told CKLB that the shooting comes after a long-simmering dispute between two families and may be the result of an insult directed at a female.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Tuktoyaktuk RCMP at 977-1111.

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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.