RCMP charge Matthew Brian Misener with double shooting

Police say no indication drugs were involved in Christmas Day incident

Maureen Coulter comment@theguardian.pe.ca
Published on December 26, 2015

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.

©Guardian photo by Brian McInnis

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.”