Three people shot at Balmoral Heights
Two people are in custody on suspicion of attempted murder and a third is in hospital after a gunfire was exchanged in a Balmoral Heights residence, injuring all three men early Tuesday morning.
The victim, who was found in 55 Balmoral Heights with a gunshot wound, was taken to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, and is in serious but stable condition.
The other two were treated for gunshot wounds at Red Deer hospital and are in police custody, but charges have not been formally laid.
Blackfalds RCMP were called to the residence in the rural subdivision east of Red Deer after midnight on Tuesday to a report that a male had suffered gunshot wounds. When police arrived, they found the victim but the suspects had fled.
Shortly after, there was a report of a collision in Northwood Estates, a mobile home park in north Red Deer, to which police responded. Officers found two males who had been in the vehicle, both suffering gunshot wounds.
Police said the investigation indicates all injured parties are associated to the Balmoral Heights incident and all are believed to be known to each other.
Neighbours in the Balmoral Heights subdivision were quiet on the early morning gun battle.
Blackfalds RCMP Sgt. Ken Morrison said they have a lot of people working and charges depend on the investigation’s progress.
“This is an isolated incident between a few people here,” said Morrison, adding he could not comment if the victim would also face charges.
The two men from the Northwood Estates collision are in police custody were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
Names of those involved in the incident have not been released by police.
“It is still unfolding, there are a lot of people to be spoken to,” said Morrison.
Blackfalds RCMP, Red Deer City RCMP, Red Deer general investigation section, Red Deer police dog services, Red Deer forensic identification section and Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team, ALERT, continue to investigate.
If you have any information on this or any other crime, contact Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575, or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.