Woman, two men dead after Consort shootings

One woman and two men died after shootings in the Consort area overnight.

CONSORT — RCMP are investigating the deaths of three people found shot near a small community in east-central Alberta.

Police said Friday that the public is not at risk, they are not searching for any suspects and no officers were injured.

“We want to reassure the public that we have the matter under control and we are not seeking anybody at this point,” said Sgt. Josee Valiquette.

Police say they were called to a rural address around 3:30 a.m. Friday where two men, both in their 40s, had been shot. One was dead and the other was taken to hospital where he later died.

At that time, police learned that a woman had been shot by one of the men at another rural residence in the area.

The 44-year-old woman was found dead at her residence.

All three were known to each other, police said.

The RCMP major crimes unit from Red Deer is helping in the investigation. Valiquette could not provide any further details.

An official with the village would only say the community of 700 people is dealing with a tragedy.

Consort is 220 kilometres east of Red Deer near the Saskatchewan boundary.

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter k.d. lang was raised in the community. She wrote a message on Twitter shortly after news of the shooting broke Friday.

“How very sad. I’m ok. Moms ok. But my heart is heavy … consort.”

A spokesman for lang said she wanted to lend her support to people in her hometown.

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