RCMP in Pangnirtung arrested and charged a 29-year-old man after multiple shots were fired into an occupied residence on Tuesday.

The accused surrendered to police a little after 10 p.m.

“We are very fortunate no one was injured in this rapidly unfolding situation. Sadly, the family dog was killed. The rapid response of the Pangnirtung RCMP prevented further harm to community members,” said Cpl. Jamie Savikataaq.

Tommy Ikalukjuak of Pangnirtung has been charged with intentionally discharging a firearm and several other weapons-related Criminal Code offences.

Ikalukjuak appeared before a Justice of the Peace on Thursday and he’s being kept in jail. He’s due to appear in court in Iqaluit on July 6.

Nunavut RCMP would like to remind residents the importance of keeping guns
secured properly and for the ammunition to be stored away from the firearm. When
firearms and ammunition are easily accessible and an individual is not in the right place
of mind, the results can be damaging and life altering, the RCMP stated.

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Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...