Red Deer Mounties investigate late night shooting

A man was shot in the leg, and police are looking for help finding the shooter.

Friday night at 11:05 p.m., Red Deer RCMP responded to a 911 call of a man who was shot in the back of the leg. According to police the incident occurred on 44th Street.

The 30-year-old male victim was taken to hospital with a non life-threatening gun shot wound. Police said he remains in hospital in stable condition.

Witness reports indicate that after the shooting, a male in a dark coloured SUV fled the area. Early Saturday morning, police recovered two stolen SUVs. Police do not know if they are connected yet.

Red Deer RCMP and General Investigative Section are actively investigating the incident along with the Red Deer Forensic Identification Section.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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