Pangnirtung, Nunavut – On May 19, 2020 a little after 10:00 pm, Pangnirtung RCMP received multiple calls reporting a male firing shots in the community. Pangnirtung RCMP immediately responded to the call and surrounded an area while shots being fired continued. Police reacted swiftly and located the suspect who surrendered and was taken into Police custody without any further incident.
The investigation determined multiple shots had be fired into residence that was occupied.
“We are very fortunate no one was injured in this rapidly unfolding situation. Sadly, the family dog was killed. The rapid response of the Pangnirtung RCMP prevented further harm to community members.” said Corporal Jamie Savikataaq.
29-year-old Tommy Ikalukjuak of Pangnirtung, NU is charged with Intentionally Discharging a Firearm – Section 244.2(1) CC along with several other weapons related and Criminal Code offences. He appeared before a Justice of the Peace on May 21, 2020 and was remanded into custody. His next scheduled court appearance is July 6, 2020 at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit.
Nunavut RCMP would like to remind residents the importance of keeping your guns secured properly and for the ammunition to be stored away from the firearm. When firearms and ammunition are easily accessible and an individual is not in the right place of mind, the results can be damaging and life altering.
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