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UPDATE: Portage man in custody following shooting

By Portage Daily Graphic, Portage Daily Graphic

An article of clothing lays in the snow between a portion of property taped off by RCMP following a morning shooting at Poplar Bay in the north end of Portage la Prairie. (Brian Oliver/The Graphic)

An article of clothing lays in the snow between a portion of property taped off by RCMP following a morning shooting at Poplar Bay in the north end of Portage la Prairie. (Brian Oliver/The Graphic)

A man is in custody and facing a series of charges in relation to a shooting Tuesday morning in Portage la Prairie.

According to police, Manitoba RCMP have charged 20-year-old Harrison Duncan Beaulieu, from Portage, with attempted murder and the discharge of a firearm with intent along with 'various other firearm related offences'. 

Beaulieu was remanded into custody and is set to appear in court today.

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For the second time this week, Portage la Prairie RCMP respond to a shooting in the city’s north end.

According to police, at 4:40 a.m., this morning, Portage RCMP were dispatched to a report of a male who was shot outside a residence at Poplar Bay.

When officers arrived on scene, an injured male, 26, from Portage had been transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  RCMP Police Dog Services and the Major Crime Unit are assisting local police with the ongoing investigation.

Police do not believe this to be a random attack.

More to come.



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