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Woman shot at Maskwacis, police looking for help

Woman surviving early morning shooting on Samson Cree Nation, police looking for information and suspects

A woman is in hospital recovering from gunshot wounds and RCMP are hoping someone can provide some information.

Shortly before 5:30 a.m. on April 24, officers from Maskwacis responded to a home on the Samson Cree Nation, following up on a report of a person being shot.

Upon arrival, officers saw a number of bullet holes on the outside of the home and found a 52-year-old woman had been struck by some of the bullets as she slept. Another female adult along with an infant were also in the home at the time, but were not injured.

The woman was taken by ambulance to an Edmonton hospital, where she underwent surgery and police stated she remains in serious condition.

“It is a tragic situation when an innocent family is the victim of a violent offence,” stated Inspector Earl Nini, Maskwacis RCMP detachment commander.

“We are diligently working on not only solving this investigation, but working with the community on crime reduction initiatives.”

Officers from Maskwacis are continuing to investigate and are seeking the assistance of the public in relation to the shooting.

Anyone with information that may help the investigation are urged to contact the detachment at (780) 585-4600. If the person wishes to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).