Man faces murder, attempted murder charges after woman fatally shot in vehicle

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A man faces murder and attempted murder charges after a woman was fatally shot while in a vehicle in the Interlake, north of Winnipeg.

At just before midnight on Saturday, Teulon RCMP responded to a call of a woman having been shot while seated in a vehicle on Provincial Road 231 in the RM of Armstrong.

Police said investigation has determined that a fight had broken out at a bar in Fraserwood earlier in the evening. When the altercation escalated, the establishment closed and customers left.

Police said a male suspect, who had been at the establishment, left and drove approximately three kilometres south of Fraserwood on Road 11 East (also known as Kuz Road) in the RM of Armstrong. He parked his vehicle, and when three vehicles belonging to patrons from the bar passed him, he fired multiple shots on them with a rifle.

A 20-year-old female from the RM of Armstrong in one of the vehicles was struck and later died from her injuries. Nobody else was injured.

The male fled the scene and, with assistance from RCMP Police Dog Services and Winnipeg Police Service’s AIR1, was arrested in a field near Gimli.

Jesse Paluk, 23, is charged with second degree murder, seven counts of attempted murder as well as other firearms offences including discharging a firearm at a motor vehicle with intent to wound. Paluk remains in custody to appear in Winnipeg court on Tuesday.

Teulon RCMP along with the RCMP Major Crime Unit continue to investigate.

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