Stabbing and shooting in Hobbema

Two incidents occurred in Hobbema within five days of each other. Two people were killed and police are still investigating.

  • Oct. 8, 2008 7:00 a.m.

Two incidents occurred in Hobbema within five days of each other. Two people were killed and police are still investigating.

Homicide in Louis Bull

A man is dead following a stabbing at the Hobbema community of Louis Bull. The Louis Bull Police Service were called at 9:20 p.m. to investigate a complaint of an assault where a knife had been used. They arrived at a local residence on the Louis Bull reserve and found 28 year old Joseph Daniel Moonias unresponsive. Moonias was treated but did not survive his wounds.

A 16 year old is now in custody at Wetaskiwin.

The RCMP Major Crimes Section and the Wetaskiwin Detachment are involved with the investigation.

If anyone has any information about this incident they can contact the Louis Bull Police at 780-585-4226 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Gang-related shooting

A 20 year old man was shot and died on the Ermineskin First Nation on Oct. 4. At 12:45 pm Hobbema RCMP responded to a shooting complaint and, along with the Muskwachees Ambulance, went to a local residence and found a man dead at the scene.

The investigation seems to be gang-related.

The investigation is ongoing with assistance of RCMP Serious Crimes Section and the Wetaskiwin/Hobbema General Investigation Section, Forensic Identification Unity and the Hobbema Community Response Unit.

No arrests have been made in regards to the incident and an autopsy is scheduled for later this week to determine the cause of death.

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