Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP arrested three men after shots were fired in the Riverside Meadows neighbourhood in the early morning of October 28.
At 12:30 am on October 28, RCMP received a report of shots fired in the area of 59 Street and 58 Avenue. Police contained the area and located a number of shell casings. Shortly after 4:30 am, RCMP were called to the same location in response to a group of males reported to be causing a disturbance, with one reported to be in possession of a handgun. Police arrested two men without incident, and the third was taken into custody after a brief foot chase. Police officers seized a loaded handgun at the scene.
At this point in the investigation, RCMP believe the shots were fired after an altercation between two groups of people who knew each other, and that this was not a random event. No one was injured, and RCMP continue to investigate and to look for witnesses.
The names and charges against the three arrested will be released once those charges have been sworn before the courts.
If you have information about this incident, please contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403.343.5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.
RCMP File #20161428935/ 20161429267
Red Deer RCMP