ACTIVE SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN FORT SEVERN Print

Date of Release: August 2, 2016

(Fort Severn, ON) On August 2, 2016, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a lone officer posted at the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) Fort Severn Detachment reported shots fired in the vicinity of the Fort Severn Hotel, where the officer resides.

A combined response of NAPS and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North West Region Emergency Response have been deployed and are at the scene, the local officer was assisted to safety. The NAPS North West Crime Unit is also at the scene.

Fort Severn First Nation community members are requested to be vigilant, remain indoors and call police with any information about this incident.

This matter is still under investigation. Updates will be made once they become available.

Fort Severn First Nation is located approximately 850 km north of Thunder Bay near the shore of Hudson’s Bay.

For further information, please contact:

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Sgt. Jackie George
Media Relations- Phone 807-346-6593 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Nishnawbe –Aski Police Headquarters
Thunder Bay, Ontario