The Canadian Armed Forces says the death of a veteran construction worker in a shooting at a Winnipeg factory is “a very sad day” for the company, the building materials division of Wannak.
Winnipeg police say a worker was shot in the head and later died.
His name has not been released.
The shooting happened at a construction site on Wednesday night, just before 11:30 p.m.
(9:30 a.m., ET).
The suspect is still at large, Winnipeg police said.
Police say they were called to the scene by a witness.
Wannak said in a statement Thursday that “we are saddened by this tragedy and are deeply concerned for the victim’s family.
We are cooperating fully with the authorities and will continue to do so as a responsible, safe and productive company.”
The company says it was “working on an incident management plan for the event” and “will do everything possible to support the victim and the family.”
“We are extremely saddened by the events of the past few days,” the statement read.
“We are working on an event management plan to ensure the safety of our team members and employees.”
The shooting comes as construction industry is experiencing a spate of worker suicides.
The number of workplace fatalities in Canada rose to 674 in 2017 from 573 in 2016.
WannaCry ransomware has made it harder to conduct business in the sector, causing companies to shutter production.