No charges laid in death of Salluit man

Police met with witnesses and forwarded file to provincial prosecutor

A Nunavik man has been charged with manslaughter for the Nov. 1 death of a Salluit woman. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

No charges have been laid after a Salluit man was pronounced dead from gunshot wounds earlier this month.

Kativik Regional Police Force officers responded to a call at around 3 p.m. on April 7, from an area about an hour outside the community of Salluit.

There, officers found Josie Kakayuk, 44, nonresponsive with injuries that may have been caused by one or more shots of a firearm, the Sûreté du Québec told Nunatsiaq News.

Kakayuk was transported to hospital where he was confirmed dead.

Residents posting on social media called the incident a hunting accident, but the SQ would not confirm this, as the investigation is ongoing.

The investigation into the incident is being led by the SQ’s homicide squad, and any witnesses to the incident have been interviewed to clarify the circumstances of his death.

No charges have been laid, but the file has been sent to Quebec’s director of criminal and penal prosecutions for further examination.

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