Fort Smith residents no longer need to shelter in place; RCMP still looking for shooting suspect

(CKLB file photo).

Fort Smith RCMP has removed the shelter-in-place recommendation, but is still looking for the suspect in a shooting that happened Friday, Mar. 4.

For now, police are asking residents to “be vigilant and report any suspicious activity.”

Despite the removal of the recommendation, the Town of Fort Smith says all of its facilities will remain closed for the time being.

Additional RCMP resources have been sent to Fort Smith to help in the investigation.

“The identity of this individual cannot be released at this time,” reads the latest news release.

Police have confirmed one person has died as a result of a shooting but have not given any details about the victim.

On Friday, RCMP said the suspect was believed to be driving a white 2019 For Explorer with the GNWT logo on its doors.

Residents can report suspicious activity by calling Fort Smith RCMP at 867-872-1111, or 9-1-1.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to