Igloolik hunter medvaced after accidental shooting


An Igloolik man had to be medevacked after being accidentally shot while seal-hunting with family and friends about 70 kilometres north of his community.

RCMP aren’t identifying the injured man, who is now in Ottawa in critical but stable condition after a bullet entered his pelvic area from a high-powered rifle.

The matter is still under investigation, but police spokesman Sgt. Jimmy Akavak said police considering the shooting to be accidental.

The police’s press release says a 13-year-old youth was involved in the accident.

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