Wetaskiwin RCMP Investigate Shooting

The Wetaskiwin RCMP are seeking public assistance in gathering information about a shooting that occurred on Friday, January 6, 2017.

  • Jan. 10, 2017 6:00 p.m.

Submitted by Cpl. Laurel Scott

RCMP K Division

The Wetaskiwin RCMP are seeking public assistance in gathering information about a shooting that occurred on Friday, January 6, 2017, at approximately 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of 47th Avenue and 54th Street.

The RCMP were notified of the incident when a 19-year-old male attended the Wetaskiwin Hospital with superficial wounds reported to have been from a gunshot.

The victim reported that he had been standing outside a house, when he heard what he thought was a snow ball hitting a window, then he realized he was injured. Police attended the location of the alleged shooting and did locate damage to the property consistent with gunshots.

The RCMP have spoken to witnesses and information suggests that there may have been several suspects who left the area in a vehicle.  This investigation is ongoing, but the RCMP do not believe this was a random act.

Police urge anyone with information about this incident to please call the Wetaskiwin RCMP at 780-312-7267, or call your local police detachment. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.