Police today say a man shot May 6 was a targeted incident following a home invasion.
Manitoba RCMP reported in a tweet, “The initial investigation has determined that three males, two with firearms, and one female, all dressed in black, wearing masks and gloves, entered the home and threatened the occupant. One of the suspects shot the victim and all fled the scene on foot. It is believed that the victim was targeted.
The 20-year-old male victim remains in hospital in stable condition.
On May 6, 2019, at approximately 11:30 pm, Portage la Prairie RCMP received a report from the hospital of a male advising he had been shot with a pellet gun at a residence located on 10th Street NE in Portage la Prairie.
Officers attended the hospital and were advised by medical staff that the victim had been shot with a real firearm.
Police have not said if there have been any arrests, yet.
Anyone with information is asked to call Portage La Prairie RCMP at 204-857-4445, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.
Portage la Prairie RCMP confirm this morning a man is being treated in hospital after being shot following an overnight shooting in the northeast.
The RCMP Major Crimes Unit (MCU) continues to investigate the overnight shooting at 21 10 St. N.E.
“I can confirm a male was shot last night and is currently in the hospital. The investigation is ongoing,” said Sgt. B. R. Brewer of the Portage la Prairie RCMP.
The MCU will release further details following its investigation.