RCMP were called to a report of an assault at a residence in Sheshatshiu early this morning.
An Investigation revealed a woman had been assaulted by a man who had also been at the house but departed prior to their arrival.
The police say they believe the victim had been hit numerous times, including being hit with a rock. The woman was taken to the health centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. A suspect has been identified, but no arrests have been made. The investigation is continuing and charges are pending.
Shortly before 1 p.m. today, RCMP officers were called to another residence to provide assistance to an ambulance.
At the residence, they discovered a woman had received numerous head injuries after being repeatedly hit with a rock. In this case, police have identified a female suspect and are continuing their investigation. The victim was transported to the Happy Valley-Goose Bay health centre for treatment. Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in both incidents. Anyone who witnessed either of these incidents or has information about them is asked to contact the Sheshatshiu RCMP Detachment at (709) 497-8700.
Anyone with information and who wishes to remain anonymous can also call Crime Stoppers anytime at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Calls to Crime Stoppers are not traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on your tip, the informant may be eligible for a cash reward.