Maskwacis woman hurt as gunshot fired at home

Maskwacis Mounties are investigating a shooting on the Samson Cree Nation that injured a woman and put holes into her residence.

Police were called to the residence on Monday at 5:17 a.m. after a woman complained she had been shot. Through their investigation, police determined several gunshots were fired at the home, leaving numerous bullet holes in the exterior.

Two adult females and an infant were in the home at the time of the shooting. One, a 52-year-old Maskwacis resident, was struck by bullets as she slept in her bed. The other two occupants were not injured.

The woman was taken to an Edmonton hospital where she underwent surgery and remains in serious condition.

“It is a tragic situation when an innocent family is the victim of a violent offence,” said Inspector Earl Nini, Maskwacis RCMP Detachment Commander, Maskwacis. “We are diligently working on not only solving this investigation but working with the community on crime reduction initiatives.”

Several RCMP units attended the incident and are actively involved in the investigation.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Maskwacis RCMP at 780-585-4600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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