Man charged with two counts of second-degree murder after shooting in eastern Quebec – About Your Online Magazine


LISTUGUJ, THAT. –
Quebec City police said a man was charged with the death of two people found inside a home after a standoff in the First Nation of Listuguj on Saturday.

The service says in a 28-year-old Brandon Metallic statement that it faces two counts of second-degree murder.

Police say the Quebec police watchdog is conducting a parallel investigation.

The Bureau of Independent Investigations issued its own statement saying that Listuguj Police Department officers were dispatched to the residence near the New Brunswick border at 11:30 am on Saturday to investigate reports of gunfire.

When the police arrived, they heard gunshots and determined that a 28-year-old man was inside the house on Riverside Drive.

When the man refused to cooperate, Quebec police were called in to deal with the case.

Shortly after the man surrendered to the police at 5:20 pm, the police entered the house and found two people seriously injured.

Both died in the hospital.

The testimony of the Quebec City police identifies the victims as a girl and a man in his 20s.

No further details were released about the suspect, who was taken into custody.

Meanwhile, the band’s local council issued a statement on Sunday saying the Mi’kmaq government would be offering support services, including mourning counseling, to community members.

“In the name of me and the council, our hearts are with you,” Chief Darcy Gray said in a brief statement. “Our government will continue to make every effort to provide support to those in need during these difficult times.”

The council asked residents to stay away from the crime scene.

They also said that a sacred fire would remain lit until Thursday.

Gray said the board would not release further details and would not respond to requests from the media.

The First Listuguj Nation includes about 4,058 members, about half of whom live outside the reserve.

The community is located on the north side of the Restigouche River, across from Campbellton, N.B.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on May 16, 2021.



Paula Fonseca