Members of Lake Manitoba First Nation are devastated after the killing of a woman from the community in Winnipeg last weekend, the First Nation's chief says.
Shania Chanel Chartrand, 21, was taken to hospital after being found in West Broadway with gunshot wounds Sunday night, but died of her injuries.
"She's been taken too soon by this tragic event," Lake Manitoba Chief Cornell McLean said.
"I'm devastated myself for the community. She touched a lot of hearts."
McLean said Chartrand came from a large Lake Manitoba First Nation family.
"She was the second youngest child ... It's been very hard on the family," he said.
McLean said Chartrand was living in Winnipeg and he often gave her rides to the city after she came back to Lake Manitoba to visit her family.
He said while there are rumours swirling about what may have happened to her, there are still more questions than answers.
"I know that she wasn't involved in any gang activity. I do know that for sure," Mclean said.
"It could have just been wrong place wrong time for her," McLean said.
After reports of gunshots in the area, police located Chartrand on Spence Street, between Portage Avenue and Broadway, just after 10 p.m. Sunday night.
There haven't been any arrests related to the shooting yet.
Homicide investigators are asking anyone with information or surveillance video to contact them at 204-986-6508 or through Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).