UPDATE: Portage man in custody following shooting
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.
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.