Manitoba man charged with attempted under

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a Manitoba man has been charged with attempted murder after an incident at Elgin, south of Oak Lake.

On July 21, 2017, just after 9:00 pm, Blue Hills RCMP received a gun complaint. When officers attended a residence on 6th Street in Elgin, Manitoba, they learned that an altercation had occurred between two 19 year old males outside of the residence.

The investigation has determined that after the altercation between the two males, one male left the area and returned a short while later with a firearm and shot at the other male. The victim was able to get inside a home to safety. No further shots were fired and nobody was injured.

Investigation led officers to a residence a few doors down from where the altercation took place. Mitchell Ratcliffe, 19, of Napinka, Manitoba, was arrested without incident approximately an hour after the incident occurred, charged with numerous Criminal Code offences and remanded into custody. On July 22, 2017, a search of the residence where Ratcliffe was staying resulted in officers finding and seizing a firearm.

On July 28th , in consultation with Manitoba Justice, Mitchell Ratcliffe was also charged with Attempted Murder. Ratcliffe remains in custody.


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