Woman accidentally shot to death on Canada Day: Cops

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QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:58 PM ET

WINNIPEG — Police believe the shooting death of a woman early Canada Day was an accident.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene at 3 a.m. after a man called to report the shooting.

The woman had been shot in her upper body and was dead when paramedics arrived.

The man who called 911 stayed at the scene and was taken into custody.

He told investigators he had been handling his 9 mm handgun — legally registered to him — when the woman grabbed at his arm and the gun discharged, police said.

The deceased has been identified as Michelle Stobbe, 28.

John Elwood Cameron, 35, is charged with causing death by criminal negligence and careless storage of a firearm.

 


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