RCMP charge Matthew Brian Misener with double shooting

Maureen Coulter
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RCMP Cpl. Scott Stevenson, briefs the news media Saturday on the shooting of two persons in Pleasant Grove Christmas Day. One man has been charged with the shooting.

Police say no indication drugs were involved in Christmas Day incident

PLEASANT GROVE - A 30-year-old Pleasant Grove man has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of careless use of a firearm after a shooting early Christmas morning.

Matthew Brian Misener will appear in provincial court for a show cause hearing on Wednesday in Charlottetown. 

The Queens District RCMP received a 911 call at around 1 a.m. on Dec. 25 where they discovered that a 23-year-old man and a 28-year-old man had received gunshot wounds.

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The 28-year-old man was treated and released from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown while the 23-year-old man was transported to Halifax for further treatment and remains in critical, but stable condition.

Corporal Scott Stevenson said there is no indication this incident was drug related or if the men are known to police. 

This same small community was the site of a murder in July.

However, this incident is not connected to the killing of Traci Lynn Lynch, said Stevenson.

Queens District RCMP, P.E.I. Major Crime Section, Forensic Identification Unit and Police Dog Services were involved in the investigation. As of today, all evidence at the crime scene has been gathered but the investigation is still ongoing.

Stevenson said it’s possible that more charges will be laid but it depends on what comes through the investigation.

“If the charges are warranted, they will be laid.”





Organizations: Halifax hospital

Geographic location: Pleasant Grove

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Recent comments

  • Hillsborough Hawk
    December 27, 2015 - 18:55

    Most shootings in PEI history can be traced back to either a drug deal gone bad or or an ex fighting a new boyfriend over a female. The fact that there has been 2 major incidences in Pleasant Grove in a short period of time is most likely unrelated and just accidental coincidence. Next time I drive through Pleasant Grove, I will be packing heat!!!

  • Islander
    December 27, 2015 - 06:15

    Not to sure why people have to shut everyone down especially if they don't know the people. For all anyone knows it could be an accident. No one should judge anyone even if it was a bad situation. Every should keep comments to themselves and think about there own lives all three families are going through a hard enough time especially it being the holidays

    • A
      December 27, 2015 - 19:12

      Thank you! People are quick to judge without knowing the entire story. It's been hard enough for all families involved having ignorant judgement from complete strangers doesn't help anything. When the actual story comes out there will be a lot of people putting their foot in their mouths. Thank you for putting some realism on this situation for those trolling!

      December 28, 2015 - 09:10

      You shoot one person, that might be an accident, but shooting two? This isn't an accident.

  • Big mouth Donnie
    December 26, 2015 - 18:49

    Heard you have to duck down and peek out the blinds when someone knocks on your door now in Pleasant Grove !!

  • jim
    December 26, 2015 - 16:46

    Maybe protecting his own property or himself.

  • Billy
    December 26, 2015 - 14:45

    Who wrote this story? Why put "However, this incident is not connected to the killing of Traci Lynn Lynch, said Stevenson"? This is ridiculous. Is everything that happens on the island supposed to be "connected"? Makes Pleasant Grove area sound like "the hood". Maybe someone at the guardian should be doing more editing.

    • Jay
      December 26, 2015 - 18:37

      Relax Billy. It's not terribly common for a quiet rural community to have a shooting, let alone 2 in the span a few months. Very ligitimate comments made by the RCMP, and then reported accurately by the Guardian. If stating facts makes Pleasant Grove sound like then hood, then.....

    • Regular Joe
      Regular Joe
      December 27, 2015 - 09:54

      Really what would even make anyone think it was connected . If the story is not news worthy enough then don't be trying to make headlines by trying to show connections that are not there . This officer should be made to retract their statement any offer an apology to the Family . Supposed to be telling the facts of the story not to try sensationalize it into something it's not . This story should be rewritten or PULLED

  • Sally
    December 26, 2015 - 13:32

    Jim, there was no mention of a break-and-entry. What property is there to defend?

      December 26, 2015 - 18:24

      There doesn't have to be a break in to defend your property. According to the story, we don't know who's home he was in. Maybe he was in his own home. Property is not just your home, it might have been a wallet, drugs or whatever.Maybe he was defending his property or maybe he was trying to take someone else's.

    • A
      December 26, 2015 - 18:26

      Sally - perhaps Jim put that because The Guardian didn't write the entire story.

    • Sam
      December 26, 2015 - 19:22

      Sally- because The Guardian didn't mention a break and enter means it didn't happen? Perhaps Jim knows a bit more of what actually happened than The Guardian.

  • don
    December 26, 2015 - 12:09

    why charge him with attempted murder?? he shot 2 people if he gets away with this and he will by getting 30 days. whats to say he will not try again??

  • jim
    December 26, 2015 - 11:14

    Someone trying to defend their property ?

    • PEI Mac
      December 26, 2015 - 20:12

      The Islands largest drama queen and rumour queen is saying that on a Facebook group. Please, get better sources.

    • Onlooker with interest
      December 27, 2015 - 20:42

      More to the story is to come out. I do not believe in violence let alone weapons. The 2 individuals purposely came to attack the people in this home with violence, 1 named as the shooter. Should he not defend himself in some way, guessing with adrenalin this was the way he did it. Not saying it's right but saying there is more to the story that what has been written. Not only praying for the hurt individuals but also for the accused.