19-year-old charged with attempted murder in Yellowknife shooting

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Hilah Rose McCauley was arrested Friday just hours after police issued a call for the public's help locating her. (RCMP - image credit)
Hilah Rose McCauley was arrested Friday just hours after police issued a call for the public's help locating her. (RCMP - image credit)

A young woman is facing charges related to a shooting May 1 in downtown Yellowknife.

Hilah Rose McCauley, 19, of Norman Wells, N.W.T., has been charged with attempted murder using a restricted firearm.

She was arrested Friday just hours after police issued a call for the public's help locating her.

McCauley is in police custody.

The charge of attempted murder using a restricted firearm carries a minimum sentence of five years in prison.

In a news release Friday, RCMP said they are also looking for a youth who has also been charged in connection with the May 1 shooting, which took place in an apartment on the 5100 block of 53 Street.

The 18-year-old victim of the shooting was medevaced to Edmonton for treatment.

Police say he is still in hospital and in stable condition.

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