A 36-year-old woman is in hospital after an assault on the Red Pheasant First Nation near North Battleford. The RCMP have charged two people, but don't have them in custody yet.

It happened Wednesday some time before 3 a.m. CST. Police were called following reports of shots being fired on the reserve, which is about 30 kilometres south of the city. When officers arrived, they found the injured woman.

Police said she had been beaten with a shotgun, but had not been shot. She was taken to hospital for treatment.

There were no details immediately available Thursday on her condition. The RCMP have laid a series of charges against Robin Wuttunee, 34, and Ashley Wuttune, 22, including:

  • possession of a weapon for the dangerous purpose.
  • pointing a firearm.
  • assault with a weapon.
  • careless use of a firearm.
  • unauthorized possession of a firearm.
  • possession of a firearm contrary to prohibition order.
  • mischief under $5,000.

Arrest warrants have been issued for the two, the RCMP said.

They're asking people with information to contact the North Battleford RCMP detachment at 306-446-1720 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

They're also telling people they should call 911 if they see either of them, but should not approach them.