Teen charged after rampage

  • Sep. 29, 2010 5:00 a.m.

A teen with gang ties has been charged with attempted murder after a violent rampage in Hobbema last week.

RCMP say the 17-year-old has had several dealings with police, may belong to a gang and has a violent history. He remains in custody.

Mounties, a police service dog and paramedics were called at 8 p.m. to a home on the Samson First Nation Sept. 24 and found a 15-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to his shoulder — he had been shot after a fight at a house party. Police say he too has gang ties.

About half an hour later, the shooting suspect is believed to have hit a woman with the butt of a rifle in an attempted robbery.

There were various sightings of the suspect, still with a rifle, and several people were shot with bear spray through the window of a house.

The suspect was found on foot east of Hobbema shortly after midnight and charged with attempted murder and five other criminal offences. He is to appear in Wetaskiwin youth court Oct. 6.

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