Man dead in Niverville police shooting, Manitoba RCMP say

An officer-involved shooting in Niverville Wednesday morning has led to a large police presence in the community south of Winnipeg.

RCMP say one man is dead and a woman is in custody, while another man took off in a stolen vehicle and remains at large.

Manitoba RCMP at the scene of what police say was an officer-involved shooting in Niverville Wednesday morning. Lauren McNabb / Global News

Winnipeg police are also in Niverville to assist RCMP, who have been at the Drovers Run scene since around 3 a.m.

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Niverville’s elementary, middle and high schools are in a hold and secure due to the ongoing situation, the Hanover School Division says.

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In a message to families, the division said it’s taken this step out of an abundance of caution after speaking with RCMP.

All students will remain inside today throughout the day, including at recess and lunch.

Parents can choose to pick up their children for lunch, or drop off a lunch, or the schools will ensure children are provided with food.

A man who says he’s lived in community for 25 years told 680 CJOB it’s surprising to see incidents like this taking place in a once-quiet town.

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“I just find it amazing that Niverville, as big as it’s getting, can go through things like this,” Robert Davey said.

“It seems like week after week and month after month, something is happening… things happen even in small towns, you know?”

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