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BREAKING: Shots fired at woman and child in We'koqma'q

12:30 p.m. update from RCMP:

Inverness Co. RCMP are investigating a shot being fired into a vehicle in We’koqma’q First Nation and a break-in to a hardware store in Whycocomagh.

The incidents are believed to be related.

On January 25th, at approximately 1:30 a.m., police responded to a report of a gun shots being fired in the area of Dooley’s Ln. in We’koqma’q First Nation.

A second call was received a few minutes later indicating that a vehicle, which had been travelling on Hwy. 105, had been struck by a bullet.

RCMP say the vehicle was occupied at the time; however, no injuries were reported.

The vehicle that was struck is not believed to have been targeted.

We’koqma’q First Nation issued an emergency alert via their Everbridge system to notify residents in the area of the incident.

Police officers conducted numerous patrols in the area overnight and did not locate the source of the shots.

No further reports of shots fired were received beyond the initial call.

RCMP say at approximately 7:45 a.m., they responded to a report of a break-in to a local hardware store on Hwy. 105 in Whycocomagh that had occurred overnight.

They learned ammunition was taken from the store.

Police believe the incidents are related and the investigation, which is being led by the Richmond/Inverness RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit. is ongoing.

If you have any information on these incidents, you are asked to contact RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

Earlier Story:

Shots were fired in We'koqma'q, Inverness Co. Tuesday night.

Rhealynn Isadore posted on social media stating the bullet almost hit her.

"My car was shot with my son in it and the bullet was five inches away from my head.
Waiting for a forensic team to retrieve the bullet from my headrest.
I’m thankful my son and I are still here."

Chief Annie Bernard-Daisley confirmed the shots fired in a Facebook post.

"I want to inform the community that there were shots fired last night around the Dooly's Trailer Court area.
The police are actively investigating.
To be safe, we have cancelled school for today, daycare as well.
If you're a parent, stay home with your children.
Once we know further details, we will provide an update.
If you have information, please, provide it to the RCMP.
Any evidence will help.
Don't panic, don't fear, don't scare the kids."

We'koqma'q businesses have been ordered to close for the day.

CBFM has reached out to RCMP and we will provide an update when available.

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