Investigation continues into Bower shooting

Red Deer city RCMP continue to investigate an attempted home invasion in which one was man shot early Saturday morning.

Red Deer city RCMP continue to investigate an attempted home invasion in which one was man shot early Saturday morning.

Sgt. Jo-Ann Sokolowski of the General Investigation Section said that police are conducting interviews into the shooting, in the southend Red Deer neighbourhood of Bower.

RCMP responded to a complaint at 12:30 a.m. of a 36-year-old man being shot.

The victim, whose name hasn’t been released, said that three men wearing balaclavas and dark clothing tried to break down his door to enter the home.

He was shot once while trying to prevent them from coming inside.

Blood spots could be seen on the snow travelling from his house on Barner Avenue, down the sidewalk, on the road and up the steps of a house directly across the street.

The man found help at a neighbour’s house.

Sokolowski said that more news on the investigation should come in a few days.

“With something like this, we’re always concerned about it,” she said. “And we’re always going to put our most people on it.”

The man is expected to recover from his wounds after undergoing surgery.

Sokolowski said the man was shot in the shoulder area.

“All indications are that he’s recovering fine,” she said. “He’s not in any life-threatening situation so that’s a good part, but there was some significant damage done.”

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