RCMP say they have charged a Tuktoyaktuk man with attempted murder after a shooting in that community back on September 22.
CKLB first reported that Mounties were called just before 9:00 pm that Sunday after the shooting outside a residence.
Police say a 43-year-old man was found inside a nearby residence with a non-life threatening wound.
The man was transported to Inuvik Regional Hospital for treatment.
Police say they located the suspect nearby shortly afterwards.
As a result of the investigation, Mounties say they arrested and charged Michael Robert Gruben.
They say he is charged with:
- Attempted Murder
- Careless Use of a Firearm
- Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
- Uttering Threats
- Pointing a Firearm
- Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
Gruben was held for a court appearance in Yellowknife on Tuesday.
A source, who didn’t want to be identified, told CKLB at the time that the incident was the result of an on-going feud between two families in Tuk.
Police have not named the victim
Anyone who saw what happened or has information on the incident is asked to call Tuktoyaktuk RCMP at 977-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 nwtnutips.com, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.