Two men are facing a host of charges in connection with a Sunday evening shooting in Yellowknife that resulted in a police chase through the city, Yellowknife RCMP announced today.
One man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Sunday following the shooting near the Fraser Arms apartments in downtown Yellowknife.
Police pursued a suspect vehicle through residential streets to an industrial park; at least one parked vehicle and two police cars were damaged. Two suspects were found in the suspect vehicle and arrested.
With help from the public, RCMP found and seized a firearm in a residential area early Monday morning that they believe to have been used in the incident.
Travis William Campbell, 26, of Langley, B.C., has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, use of a firearm while committing attempted murder, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, careless use of a firearm, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, and operating a motor vehicle while being pursued by police.
Brendan Paul, 18, of Yellowknife is facing two attempted murder charges, use of a firearm while committing attempted murder, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, careless use of a firearm, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, and four counts of failure to comply with court-ordered conditions.
Less than a month ago, Paul was charged with breaking and entering to steal a firearm in connection to a March 13 theft. As of April 8, the stolen firearms had not been recovered.
Police said it is "too early" to say whether the firearm located on Monday had been stolen.
Both Campbell and Paul are in police custody and are scheduled to appear in court April 30 in Yellowknife.
RCMP also announced that the investigation into the incident is still ongoing, and asked anyone with information to contact the Yellowknife detachment at (867) 669-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.