The death of a young mother in Friday’s homicide is being felt by the entire community, says Rocky Mountain House’s mayor.
“Rocky Mountain House is saddened by the tragic and senseless event that took place in our community. A young mother’s life was lost due to a domestic situation,” said Mayor Tammy Burke in a statement Saturday night.
“Her injured sister and their whole family are in our thoughts.”
Rocky Mountain House RCMP responded to several 911 calls reporting a man with a gun in a residence at about 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
When police arrived, they discovered two women, one dead and the other injured. The man had already left the scene.
The deceased was the 28-year-old sister of the injured woman, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries. There were also three children in the residence who were not injured.
A 44-year-old man has turned himself in to police and remains in custody. Charges are pending.
Police describe it as a domestic situation and are not seeking any other suspects.
“I know our residents are shocked and saddened by this tragedy,” continued Burke in her statement Saturday.
“On behalf of Rocky Mountain House town council and staff, I would like to offer sincere condolences to the family.”