Medicine Hat Police respond to shots fired in the Northeast; “fired several shots in the persons direction”

Medicine Hat, Alberta – On August 5, 2023, at approximately 9:00 pm, members of the Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) responded to the 400 block of 19th Street NE to investigate a weapons complaint. The investigation has determined that an as yet unidentified person(s) approached a victim walking in the area, and fired several shots in the persons direction, before immediately fleeing the area on foot. A Police K-9 unit was deployed, but was not able to locate an offender in the area. One male was physically injured as a result of this offence and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. A number of collateral items of property such as vehicles and fence lines were also damaged.

Medicine Hat Police
Medicine Hat Police

While it is early in the investigation, all indications are that the person was specifically targeted, and as such at this time there is there is no general public safety risk.

The MHPS Major Crime Section will continue the investigation and is asking that anyone with information that could assist the investigation to contact the MHPS at 403-529-8481 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800 -222-8477 (TIPS).

Tips may also be submitted (anonymously if preferred) through the MHPS Mobile App, which is free and available to download for both Apple and Android devices by searching ‘Medicine Hat Police Service’ on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Medicine Hat Police Service

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