Maskwacis, Alberta – On the morning of Monday, April 24, at approximately 5:17 a.m., Maskwacis RCMP responded to a complaint of a woman who was shot while in her residence on the Samson Cree Nation.
RCMP attended the home and observed numerous bullet holes in the exterior of the residence. The initial investigation determined that several gunshots were fired at the home.
Two adult females and an infant were in the home at the time of the shooting. One of the women, a 52-year-old Maskwacis resident, was struck by bullets as she slept in her bed. The other two occupants of the home were not injured.
The female was transported to an Edmonton hospital where she underwent surgery and remains in serious condition.
“It is a tragic situation when an innocent family is the victim of a violent offence”, says Inspector Earl Nini, Detachment Commander, Maskwacis RCMP. “We are diligently working on not only solving this investigation but working with the community on crime reduction initiatives.”
Several RCMP units attended to this incident and are actively involved in investigating this shooting. The Maskwacis RCMP are seeking public assistance in relation to this shooting. If you have information about this investigation, please call the Maskwacis RCMP at 780-585-4600 or call your local police detachment. 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.