Man charged after shots fired near school in Whitecourt

WHITECOURT— A 26-year-old man is facing charges after shots were fired near a school northwest of Edmonton.

WHITECOURT— A 26-year-old man is facing charges after shots were fired near a school northwest of Edmonton.

RCMP say a man used a stolen truck to ram a vehicle parked across from Hilltop High School in Whitecourt, Alta., on Wednesday.

A man came out of a home and police say the two argued about a woman.

Police say the man in the car fired two rounds from a rifle towards the man from the house before both fled the scene.

The area, including the school, was locked down until an arrest was made.

Whitecourt RCMP are awaiting formal charges before they release the accused’s name.