Sioux Lookout OPP investigating serious assault
Tim Brody - Editor
Sioux Lookout OPP and the OPP North West Region Crime Unit are investigating an aggravated assault.
Police shared that, “On September 30, 2021, at approximately 8:57 p.m., the Sioux Lookout OPP was dispatched to a report of a disturbance in the area of Fifth Avenue South in Sioux Lookout. It was reported that a group of people were fighting outside. When officers arrived, they located two victims with injuries. The first victim was transported to hospital with major injuries. They were then airlifted to Thunder Bay with potential life-threatening injuries. A second victim was transported to hospital with minor injuries. They were treated and later released.”
Officers arrested an individual at the scene.
A 25-year-old Kingfisher Lake First Nation resident has been charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code:
•Aggravated Assault sec. 268
•Assault sec. 266
•Resist Peace Office sec. 129(a)
The accused was remanded into custody and was scheduled to appear by audio before the Ontario Court of Justice in Sioux Lookout on October 1. This investigation is currently ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. Should people wish to remain anonymous, they may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or access their website at http:///www.p3tips.com/273 where they may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.