Maskwacis shooting suspect arrested in Ponoka

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting in Maskwacis.

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting in Maskwacis.

Ponoka RCMP arrested Mitchell Tyler Potts, 29, at about 9 p.m. on Friday. A 22-caliber rifle believed to have been used in the original incident was recovered by Maskwacis RCMP at a separate location.

Potts has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and 10 weapons offences.

Potts is being held in custody to appear in Wetaskiwin provincial court on Thursday.

The victim in the shooting has been released from hospital.

At about 12:40 a.m. on Aug. 8, Maskwacis RCMP and EMS attended the Samson Rodeo Grounds for a complaint that a man had been shot. The 20-year-old man was taken by ambulance to an Edmonton-area hospital in serious condition. He has now been released from hospital.

If you have information about this incident, call the Maskwacis RCMP at 780-585-4600 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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