Jeremy Blacksmith charged with murder, and a teen charged with a weapons offense in relation to the homicide of a 21-year-old in Sioux Valley Dakota Nation

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Virden RCMP were called to Sioux Valley Dakota Nation on a report of a shooting on August 5th at approximately 5:10pm.

Officers attended and located a 21-year-old male suffering from a gunshot injury. He was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police arrested two males from Sioux Valley Dakota Nation. Jeremy Blacksmith, 41, has been charged with Second Degree Murder along with other weapons-related offenses. A 17-year-old male was also arrested in relation to this murder and charged with weapons-related offenses.

RCMP are asking that anyone who may have witnessed the murder or who may have information related to it to contact the Virden RCMP at (204)748-2046.