RCMP continue shooting incident investigation

By VERNA MURPHY, Connect Weekly

RCMP in Fort McMurray are continuing to investigate a serious shooting incident that occurred in the early morning hours of July 24, 2015.

Constable Mylene Michon from the Wood Buffalo detachment said that the RCMP responded to shots being fired near Highway 63 near the Quarry Ridge development south of Fort McMurray.

Upon arriving the RCMP discovered a 38 year old male unresponsive and he was transported to the hospital. As off July 27, 2015 the victim remained in an Edmonton hospital and is in stable but serious condition.

The incident is being investigated by the Wood Buffalo Serious Crime Unit (SCU) and by the General Investigation Section (GIS), but at this time they have no description of the suspect.

“As soon as there is any update on the suspect or any other information we will give the update immediately,” said Cst. Michon.

“As soon as there is any update on the suspect or any other information we will give the update immediately,” said Cst. Michon.

If the public has any information or if they saw any suspicious activity in the Gregoire/Beaconhill area between midnight and 7 a.m. on July 24, they are asked to call the Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4000, or they can contact their nearest police service, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

The Connect staff would like to acknowledge that an initial press release was posted on our social media accounts. That release had not been vetted by the local RCMP office and it was taken down after a second release was put out by the local office. The Connect regrets any confusion this may have caused.