Updated: Man dies after being shot in Lacombe

Two in custody and more details expected on Monday afternoon

Lacombe Police Service’s crime reduction team has joined forces with RCMP investigators to probe a weekend fatal shooting.

Police were called to Lacombe’s hospital early Sunday morning when a man was dropped off with gunshot wounds. He died soon after and Lacombe police investigators were called in when the death was deemed suspicious.

Two people of interest were taken into custody by police.

Lacombe police Chief Lorne Blumhagen would say little more about the incident when reached on Monday morning but said more information was expected to be released in the afternoon.

RCMP’s forensics and major crimes investigators have been working with Lacombe police on the case, including the two investigators with the crime reduction team, which was set up in October 2018.

“We have built some capacity in our organization to handles these types of files,” said Blumhagen.

The crime reduction team has already worked with RCMP on significant drug investigations and other serious crimes since it was created, he said.

“Definitely our folks have been very busy and very active,” he said.

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