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UPDATE: Thorsby RCMP investigate August long weekend shooting

Thorsby RCMP charge youth in relation to the late night shooting.


Warburg, Alta. – On August 2, 2020 a male youth was arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred on August 1 at a residence in Warburg. The RCMP have now laid charges against the youth.

The 17-year-old Accused, who cannot be named, is facing six criminal charges as follows: aggravated assault, unlawful discharge of a firearm, careless use of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and point a firearm (x2).

Following a judicial interim release hearing, the male has been released from custody on conditions. He is scheduled to appear in Youth Court on August 26, 2020 in Breton Provincial Court.

The RCMP are not looking for any other suspects


Early morning of August 2, 2020 a male victim attended a Warburg, Alta. area hospital with a gunshot wound. RCMP were advised and Thorsby RCMP became involved.

Information indicates that on August 1 at approximately 11:00 p.m. a male was shot and suffered non life-threatening injuries. Thorsby RCMP have arrested one male youth without incident.

The investigation on this shooting is still ongoing with the assistance of the Forensic Identification Section.

Charges have not been laid yet and this was believed to be an isolated incident.

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