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Woman Shot Multiple Times by RCMP in Ucluelet
May 8, 2021
A woman is in hospital after she was shot multiple times by RCMP during an incident at the Ucluelet First Nation.
Ucluelet RCMP responded to a residence in Port Albion/Hitac̓u at around 5:12 p.m. on May 8, after receiving reports of a disturbance and a male needing medical assistance, according to a BC RCMP press release.
The RCMP says Ucluelet officers entered the home, encountered a woman holding a weapon, and that shots were fired by the officers.
“The woman suffered gunshot wounds and was transported to hospital by BC Emergency Health Services,” reads the BC RCMP press release.
The man was also transported to hospital and RCMP says there were no other injuries.
Additional details regarding the incident were not provided by the RCMP.
The Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government (Ucluelet First Nation) confirmed earlier Saturday night that there was a “serious” incident in Hitac̓u — near Ucluelet.
“Full details are currently under investigation. A statement for public information will be issued when complete details have been provided,” reads a statement posted by the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government.
B.C.’s police watchdog — the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia — is now investigating the incident.
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Ucluelet.
Information provided by the RCMP indicates that on May 8, 2021 at approximately 5:15 p.m., police responded to a residence in the 600-block of Albert Road after receiving a report of a disturbance and a man requiring medical attention. When officers arrived, a man and woman were located, and the woman was found reportedly in possession of a weapon.
Police fired shots, and the woman sustained serious gunshot injuries. Both the man and woman were transported to a hospital for treatment.
The IIO is asking any person with relevant information to please contact the IIO on the witness Line toll-free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the iiobc.ca website.