Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff Shooting                                An armed RCMP officer patrols a residential property at 52 St. and 42 Ave. in Red Deer Thursday afternoon. A shooting occurred in the Michener Hill area neighborhood Thursday.

Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff Shooting An armed RCMP officer patrols a residential property at 52 St. and 42 Ave. in Red Deer Thursday afternoon. A shooting occurred in the Michener Hill area neighborhood Thursday.

Man shot in arm in Michener Hill

Red Deer RCMP seek shooter

By Advocate Staff

A 29-year-old man walking in the Michener Hill area was shot in the shoulder on Thursday afternoon and RCMP are still searching for the shooter.

Patrol cars swarmed the area around 41 Ave. and 51A St. about 2:20 p.m. after getting the gun call.

The wounded man was treated on scene by Emergency Medical Services before being taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police officers immediately combed the area, but no suspect was located. An officer armed with an assault rifle was among those who could be seen scouring the neighbourhood. Other officers were interviewing residents in the area.

“At this point in the investigation, RCMP believe the shooting was a targeted event and that the public is not in any danger,” said police.

RCMP are looking for a newer-model white Ford F-150 pickup truck in connection with the shooting.

51A St. between 41 and 42 Avenues was closed off while the investigation continued on Thursday afternoon.

Several officers could be seen going through a backpack at the side of 51A St. about 3 p.m.

“They are still looking for witnesses and if there were surveillance cameras in the neighbourhood that can help police to gather what happened,” said an RCMP spokesperson later in the afternoon.

RCMP are seeking anyone who saw anything at the time of the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call RCMP at 403-343-5575 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com