Treaty Three Police and OPP conducting homicide investigation

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Treaty 3 police serviceWHITEFISH BAY – Crimebeat – The Treaty Three Police Service (T3PS) and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are conducting an investigation into a death that occurred on Sunday at the Naotkamegwanning Anicinabe (Whitefish Bay) First Nation community.

Treaty 3 Police Service officers were dispatched to a report of gunfire being heard in the area of a store with an attached residence in the community. Officers and ambulance personnel attended the location, where they found one deceased male inside the building.

The deceased, Charles Minshall, age 61, the owner of the store was pronounced dead at the scene. Police do not have a suspect in custody at this time. The investigation is continuing.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place in Kenora Ontario. Officers from the Treaty 3 Police Service and the OPP North West Region Crime Unit are continuing the investigation under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch.

Police are asking any persons with information related to this occurrence to contact the T3PS Crime Unit at 807-548-5474 or the OPP Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222- TIPS

Updated information will be added, as details of the incident are received. Whitefish Bay is a community of about 1,600 members, 800 on-reserve, located just south of Sioux Narrows on the shores of Lake of the Woods.

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