Drive-by Shooting in Saddle Lake

St. Paul RCMP investigate shots fired at residence


On May 27, 2017 at approximately 2:30 a.m., police initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle in the town of St. Paul, Alberta. While investigating a victim was located with what appeared to be gunshot wounds. The victim was escorted to a local hospital suffering from a non-life threatening injury.

Further investigation revealed gunshots were fired at a residence in Saddle Lake Cree Nation a short time before the traffic stop. Several people were sitting outside the residence when a vehicle drove by and shots were heard resulting in the victim being injured. It is not known how many people were in the suspect vehicle and descriptors were not provided.

“This incident could have resulted in serious injuries or death to people outside the residence,” says Staff Sergeant Lee Brachmann, St. Paul Detachment Commander, “We are very fortunate no one was injured.”

St. Paul RCMP along with the Forensic Identification Section (FIS) – Edmonton continue to investigate this incident and are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this matter.

If you have information about this incident, please call the St. Paul RCMP at 780-645-8888 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by Internet at or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers for instructions).