Shots fired at O’Chiese residence early Tuesday

Two occupants were not injured in 6:50 a.m. shooting

Two people were unharmed when shots were fired at an O’Chiese First Nation residence Tuesday morning.

Rocky Mountain House RCMP said shots were fired at a home at about 6:50 a.m. The two occupants were not injured.

A vehicle was heard leaving after the gunfire, but the residents did not see it.

RCMP continue to investigate. Anyone with information, should call the Rocky Mountain House RCMP at 403-845-2882, or your local police detachment.

It’s the second drive-by shooting in central Alberta in 10 days.

Gunshots were fired at a rural home in the Eagle Hill area northwest of Olds at about 4:40 a.m. on April 14. RCMP said a 59-year-old man was targeted and shots were fired through a window and wall of his home.

The man, who was alone in the home, told police he was awake in his livingroom when he saw vehicle headlights approaching on the roadway. Moments later, he heard several gunshots.

He was not injured and RCMP are investigating.

Last month, two teens were arrested after shots were fired at a home at Ermineskin First Nation in Maskwacis.

RCMP said on March 2, shots were fired from a vehicle, which was later found abandoned in Wetaskiwin.

A pair of suspects then made off with a second vehicle, which was dumped after it got stuck in snow.

RCMP said a 30-06 rifle and magazine were found inside the second stolen vehicle and a sawed-off .22 rifle was also found near one of the scenes.

A 16-year-old and 17-year-old are facing numerous charges.

Last October, RCMP were called to another drive-by shooting, again at O’Chiese, after someone fired shots at a person inside a home on the reserve.

The occupant was not injured in the 9 a.m. shooting on Oct. 15 and the shooter drove off without being seen by the victim.



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