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Man wounded by gunshot leads to charges against Red Deer woman

Man was wounded in hand and leg at hamlet northwest of Mayerthorpe on May 23

A Red Deer woman is facing charges after a man suffering from gunshot wounds showed up at a Mayerthorpe health facility.

Mayerthorpe RCMP were sent to the Mayerthorpe Health Centre after the man, who had been shot in the hand and the leg, was dropped off for treatment on May 23. He was transported to an Edmonton hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

RCMP allege the man was wounded when a female suspect fired a round from a .22-calibre rifle at him at a residence in the hamlet of Blue Ridge, which is about 25 km northwest of Mayerthorpe.

After the shooting, a suspect fled the scene in a vehicle. Police recovered both the vehicle, which had been stolen, and the firearm. RCMP from Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe, Western Alberta District General Investigation Services, Forensic Identification Services and Police Dog Services were involved in the investigation.

A 21-year-old Red Deer woman has been charged with: unauthorized possession of a firearm, carrying a prohibited firearm in careless manner, unsafe storage of a firearm, pointing a firearm, possession of firearm for dangerous purpose, possession of a loaded prohibited firearm, unlawful discharge of a firearm with intent, aggravated assault and two counts of failing to comply with a release order and undertaking.

The suspect was also arrested on outstanding warrants from Red Deer RCMP and Edmonton Police Service. She remains in custody and a court date is upcoming.

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