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Beaufort Delta
Crime

Man charged with attempted murder following Inuvik shooting


A man in Inuvik has been arrested and charged with attempted murder following a shooting in the town in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police in the town say they received a call about a shooting on Mackenzie Road shortly after 12:20am on Sunday. One person was sent to hospital with injuries said by RCMP to be serious but not life-threatening.

William Aleekuk, 38, was arrested shortly after the incident took place, police said. RCMP said Aleekuk is in custody and will next appear in court on Wednesday.

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An investigation is ongoing. If you have information about the incident, call the Inuvik detachment at (867) 777-1111 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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