Steinbach RCMP are reporting that a 28-year-old RM of Emerson-Franklin man has been arrested in connection to a recent shooting incident that occurred at a residence located in the RM of Hanover.

On May 5, 2021, at approximately 4pm, Steinbach RCMP responded to a report of an injured male outside the Bethesda Regional Health Centre located in the City of Steinbach.

Police say that the 31-year-old male was suffering from gunshot wounds and was transported to a hospital in Winnipeg with non-life threatening injuries.

Steinbach RCMP along with the General Investigations Section, Major Crime Services and Forensic Identification Section assisted with the investigation. Investigation determined that the shooting had occurred at a rural residence in the RM of Hanover, near Pansy.

On May 7, 2021, Steinbach RCMP along with Morris RCMP and the D Division Emergency Response Team, arrested a male suspect at a residence located in the RM of Emerson-Franklin.

RCMP report that 28-year-old Buddy Octroworch, from the RM of Emerson-Franklin, has been charged with numerous firearms related offences. Octroworch was remanded into custody.

Steinbach RCMP continue to investigate this crime.