Yellowknife RCMP investigating downtown shooting

All that remains outside of Grayling Manor is a piece of used police crime scene tape. Arthur C. Green/CKLB Radio

The RCMP in Yellowknife is investigating a shooting incident that occurred in a downtown apartment building yesterday.

According to an RCMP news release,” On March 31st, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Yellowknife RCMP received calls regarding gunshots coming from an apartment building on 53rd Street, in downtown Yellowknife.”

“When officers arrived on scene, they found a 40-year-old man, who sustained non-life threatening injuries,” Julie Plourde an RCMP Spokesperson said. “The man has been transported to the hospital by EMS.”

According to Plourde, the Yellowknife RCMP requested support from NT RCMP Police Dog Service, Yellowknife RCMP General Investigation Section and the NT RCMP Forensic Identification Services.

“No suspect has been arrested at this time,” Plourde said. “RCMP believe, from the evidence gathered at this time, that this is an isolated incident.”

CKLB Radio asked the RCMP what type of firearm was used and if a firearm was recovered from the scene.

“As these elements are part of the investigation, RCMP won’t be releasing further information on this incident,” Plourde said in a email. “If more information becomes available, we will advise.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Yellowknife RCMP at 669-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.

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Arthur C. Green
Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked as a spot news photographer/journalist with such news organizations as Vista-radio, CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire and Postmedia in Alberta.