Deschambault Lake man shot by police

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A Deschambault Lake First Nation man received medical attention for a gunshot wound after being shot by a member of the Deschambault Lake RCMP.

According to a press release, RCMP members were responding to multiple complaints about a gunshot on August 20 when the incident occured.

“While responding to these complaints, a Deschambault Lake RCMP member discharged his weapon,” the release said. “An adult male received what is believed to be a gunshot wound and received medical attention at the local nursing station.”

Few other details were provided.

Since an officer involved discharge of a firearm is considered a “serious incident” by the RCMP, an independent, external investigation was requested. The Saskatoon Police Service has agreed to conduct the investigation, and the RCMP has requested the Ministry of Justice appoint an independent observer.

The officer involved in the incident has been assigned to administrative duties.

The RCMP said they will not be providing further details as the case is under external investigation.

Deschambault Lake is located west of Flin Flon and southwest of Pelican Narrows. It is about 250 km northeast of Prince Albert.