Altercation leads to gunfire at Canadian Forces base
Soldiers from 38 Brigade Artillery Tactical Group conduct Ex Prowling Gunner VI, an annual exercise for army reserve artillery soldiers, at CFB Shilo, Manitoba, on March 22, 2009. (Master Cpl. Bern LeBlanc / DND)
Published Sunday, July 29, 2012 6:06PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, July 29, 2012 7:31PM EDT
A member of the Canadian Forces is recovering from a gunshot wound and another is in custody after an altercation at CFB Shilo in Manitoba early Sunday morning.
The victim’s injuries are considered non-life-threatening.
A Canadian Forces member was arrested after the altercation and is currently in police custody, according to a statement issued by the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal.
Investigators have recovered the gun, which is not a military-issued weapon.
The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) is investigating the incident. The CFNIS is an independent Military Police unit that investigates serious and sensitive matters relating to Department of National Defence property, employees or Canadian Forces personnel.
No charges have been laid.