Shot by someone on a snowmobile, Churchill man spends at least a day walking back to town

Victim believes shooter may have mistaken him for an animal

A Churchill man spent more than a day walking back to town after being shot while out trapping, RCMP say.

RCMP and emergency medical services responded to a report of a man suffering from a gunshot wound and exposure around 3 p.m. Feb. 7. The 29-year-old man was taken to hospital and told police that he was shot by a person on a snowmobile while he was out trapping about eight kilometres west of Churchill by Button Bay. The victim said he believed the person may have mistaken him for an animal.

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The suspect in the shooting was wearing a black and blue snowsuit, a neck warmer and a black tuque. The shooter was travelling on a black and blue snowmobile pulling a sled that was last seen heading north from Button Bay.

The incident is believed to have occurred during daylight hours Feb. 5 or Feb. 6.

The victim remains in hospital and Churchill RCMP ask anyone with information about the incident to call the detachment at 204-677-2551.

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