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Man Charged After Woman Fatally Shot in RM of Gimli

November 19, 2018 7:02 AM | News

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RCMP have a man in custody after a 20-year-old woman was shot while sitting in a car in the RM of Gimli on Saturday night.

Police responded to Provincial Road 231 at around 11:40 p.m. and found the victim. The RM of Armstrong woman later succumbed to her injuries.

RCMP say a fight broke out at a local bar in Fraserwood earlier in the evening, which forced the establishment to close and patrons to leave.

A man who was at the bar drove approximately three kilometres on Road 11 East (Kuz Road). Police say he parked his vehicle and fired a rifle on three passing vehicles that were coming from the bar.

Jesse Paluk, 23, was tracked down by an RCMP K9 unit in a field near Gimli, Manitoba and arrested. He faces charges of second-degree murder, seven counts of attempted murder, three counts of discharging a firearm at a motor vehicle with intent, three counts of reckless discharge of a firearm and assault with a weapon.

Paluk remains in custody and will appear in Winnipeg court on Tuesday.

Nobody else in the vehicles was injured in the incident.

RCMP continue to investigate.

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