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One Man Dead in Police-Involved Shooting in Niverville

June 5, 2024 6:30 AM | News

Niverville Shooting

Police on the scene in Niverville, Manitoba, where Drovers Run was closed off Wednesday, June 5, 2024, as part of a major RCMP investigation. (Brenda Sawatzky, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter)

One man is dead and another is on the loose after a police-involved shooting in Niverville early Wednesday.

According to Winnipeg police, the incident began at around 12:40 a.m. when officers were alerted about a stolen black Ford F-350 pickup truck from a Manitoba municipality southwest of Winnipeg.

Police received information from RCMP that the occupants may be armed and involved in prior criminal activity.

Police spotted the vehicle about 10 minutes later near Ness Avenue and Linwood Street and Air 1 was brought in to maintain an aerial visual.

Officers followed the vehicle for approximately one hour to a parking lot on College Crescent in Otterburne, Manitoba. As police entered the parking lot of Providence University College and Theological Seminary, the driver of the stolen vehicle rammed their cruiser. Officers engaged the suspects and shot at the vehicle several times.

The suspects then fled to a Shell gas station parking lot on Drovers Run in Niverville, where the driver exited the truck and fled in another vehicle. An adult female passenger was arrested by RCMP as she tried to flee. An adult male passenger was found suffering a gunshot wound and succumbed to his injuries despite emergency medical care.

Saskatchewan RCMP are now looking for the man who fled the scene, who they believe to be in their province.

David Burling, 29, is said to be driving a green 2016 Subaru CrossTrek with Manitoba plate LJB 238.

This story will be updated.