Viking RCMP investigate shooting; “shot at multiple times by an unknown male”

Viking, Alberta – On June 5, 2022, Viking RCMP received a report of an individual at the Viking Hospital with a gunshot wound to their leg. RCMP spoke to the victim who reported that he and a friend stopped at what appeared to be an abandoned rural property and were exploring. Suddenly they were shot at multiple times by an unknown male. One victim was struck and received non-life-threatening injuries.

Shooting
(File Photo) Shooting

As a result of the investigation, on June 10, 2022, RCMP executed a search warrant at a rural property on Township Road 472. As result of the search, officers located 14 loaded firearms 8 of which were restricted.

On August 25, 2022, RCMP arrested Robin Shaun Switzer (59). Switzer has been charged with:

· Careless storage of a firearm (x14)

· Unauthorized possession of a firearm (x8)

Switzer was taken before a justice and released from custody with his next court appearance set for Sept. 22. 2022 at Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Court.

Viking RCMP

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