On November 24, 2021, at approximately 7:50 am, Portage la Prairie RCMP received a report that a female was injured after the vehicle she was a passenger in was shot at as both vehicles were travelling on 6th Avenue in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.
Initial investigation has determined that a small, dark four-door car with two males inside shot at a SUV carrying the injured female and a female driver. Only the female passenger, 25, from Winnipeg, was injured. The car fled. The female was transported to local hospital for treatment and was released.
This was not a random incident. Those involved are known to each other.
Kalsey Houle, 32, is charged with Discharge Firearm with Intent, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Careless Use of a Firearm, Pointing a Firearm, Possession of Firearm in a Motor Vehicle, Assault With a Weapon, and Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose.
RCMP have a warrant for Houle's arrest. He is described as Indigenous, 5'8" tall, 200 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is known to reside in Brandon, Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation, and Winnipeg.
If you have information, please call Portage RCMP at 204-857-4445, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.
RCMP Major Crime Services is assisting with the ongoing investigation.