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Family ‘going through hell’ says shooting suspect’s mother

The mother of a Yellowknife teenager charged with attempted murder says her family is “going through hell”.

Kimberley Paul, 41, showed up to support her son, Brendan, as he appeared in territorial court on Thursday.

Brendan Paul and fellow suspect Travis Campbell, a 26-year-old from Langley, British Columbia, both face two counts of attempted murder after Sunday’s Fraser Arms shooting and subsequent police chase in Yellowknife.

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Paul, 18, appeared in a green t-shirt alongside Campbell, bespectacled in a white, collared shirt, for a short hearing on Thursday.

Kimberley Paul and Brendan Paul
Kimberley Paul and Brendan Paul, seen in a publicly available Facebook photo dated May 2014.

No new information of note was presented. The two are next expected to appear in court via video link on June 2.

Kimberley Paul said her family was “going through hell” shortly before her son appeared in the dock.

“I’m actually really shocked by all of this,” she later told reporters. “As of now, my family and I are going through a lot of stuff.

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“Things will come out, and the story will be told in the end. The truth will come out in the end. That’s all I have to say for now.”

Police have previously described Sunday’s events as a “targeted attack” on two individuals. One man suffered a shoulder wound as residents of the Fraser Arms apartment block reported a series of shots fired.

An SUV allegedly driven by Campbell then led RCMP on a lengthy chase across the city, before two occupants were arrested on Grace Lake Boulevard.

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