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Police seek eye witnesses to northern New Brunswick shooting after car crash

06/01/2015 01:48 EDT | Updated 06/01/2016 05:59 EDT
BOUCTOUCHE, N.B. - Police are looking for eye witnesses after a 40-year-old man was shot in northern New Brunswick after a car crash.

RCMP Cpl. Dan Melanson said in an interview the shooting occurred following a single-vehicle collision on Highway 475 near Desroches Road in Bouctouche on Friday evening after 8 p.m.

Melanson said the vehicle ran off the road and went onto a beach near the water.

Investigators say when police arrived a 40-year-old man was found at the side of the road with a gunshot wound.

He was treated at Sainte-Anne-de-Kent hospital and later taken to Moncton hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Melanson said police aren't releasing detailed information about potential suspects, but say the shooting was an isolated incident.

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