Vermilion, Alberta – On Oct. 11, 2016 at approximately 4:30 a.m., Vermilion RCMP responded to a report of an attempted home invasion at a residence in the County of Vermilion River. Members attended and found that an armed confrontation had occurred between several unknown suspects and the home owner.
The suspects tried to gain entry to the residence but were unsuccessful and then fled the area in a vehicle. The 64-year-old victim, who was alone at the residence, was injured by a gunshot wound during the confrontation. He was taken via EMS to hospital with a serious but non-life threatening injury.
Members with the assistance from neighbouring RCMP detachments made extensive patrols of the area but the vehicle and suspects were not located. The Forensic Identification unit (FIS) and General Investigative Unit (GIS) from Edmonton are assisting with the investigation.
Police believe this was not a random act and there is no danger to the public. As the investigation continues additional details will not be provided.
Vermilion RCMP are asking anyone who may have information about this incident to contact Vermilion RCMP at 780-853-4441 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).