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Saturday , 28 May 2022

Cold Lake RCMP investigate home invasion and shooting

Police in the City of Cold Lake are investigating a home invasion which resulted in a shooting.

According to an RCMP news release, “On Feb. 19, at approximately 10:00 p.m., the Cold Lake RCMP responded to a report of an assault with a weapon at a residence in the area of 50 Avenue between 45 Street and 41 Street Cold Lake.”

Officers attended and found that a 39-year-old male had been shot in the foot.

Four suspects are alleged to have (forcefully) gained entry to a residence and demanded drugs from the victim and was shot when unable to do so. The suspects fled in a newer model, white, four door car. The victim was taken by EMS to hospital with a serious but non-life threatening injury.

The Cold Lake RCMP made extensive patrols of the area but suspects were not located.

Police believe this was not a random act and there is no danger to the public.

The Cold Lake RCMP are asking anyone who may have information about this incident to contact Cold Lake RCMP at 780-594-3302 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.