UPDATED: 15-year-old male shot in Miramichi, N.B.

On October 6th 2017, Miramichi Police received a report of a 15-year-old male in Chatham, Miramichi, N.B. who had been shot.

Both Miramichi Police Force and ambulance were at the scene where the victim was then taken to the local Miramichi Regional Hospital where then he had surgery.

The mother of the boy did take to Facebook to state that he had been “accidentally shot” with a “close range”..”shotgun”. The victim’s mother stated that the hospital staff and the surgeon were very helpful, and in her words “it’s been a long emotional stressful night”.


A 17-year-old male and female were arrested at the scene.

Police have confirmed that the 17-year-old male did appear in court in relation to the incident. The individual is due back in court on Tuesday Oct. 10th, 2017.

Police did not release any details about the 17-year-old girl, other than she also was arrested at the scene. 

The investigation is ongoing.



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