Maskwacis RCMP arrest three in firearm seizure after shots fired

No injuries after shots fired in a residence

Two men from Maskwacis and one from the Saddle Lake First Nation have been charged following the discharge of a firearm inside a residence in the Ermineskin Townsite.

Shortly after midnight on September 29, 2019, members of the Maskwacis Community Response Unit (CRU) were patrolling the Ermineskin Townsite when they heard a single shot followed by people yelling within a residence.

Police approached the residence and were able to detain three males and one female. A fourth male fled from police and was not located. Police found an SKS rifle and ammunition inside of the residence. None of the occupants were injured by the gunshot.

24 year-old Quenton Mykat, 32 year-old Randall Littlechild and 33 year-old Francis Littlechild have all been jointly charged in relation to the possession of and careless use of the firearm, and each man faces additional individual charges. Bear spray and a small amount of cocaine was located on one of the men.

“Our CRU members conduct targeted enforcement initiatives to disrupt criminal activity,” says Corporal Cale Marriott of the Maskwacis Community Response Unit. “Every time we are able to take firearms off of the streets, the community becomes safer.”

If you have information about this incident, please call the Maskwacis RCMP at 780-585-3767 or call your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

– Submitted by Ponoka RCMP

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