On July 13, 2022, shortly after 1:00 p.m., Whitecourt RCMP were dispatched to a complaint of an adult male suffering a gun shot wound on River Boat Park Road in Whitecourt.

Upon RCMP arrival, it was learned the victim had been taken to the Whitecourt Health Centre, where he was then transported to an Edmonton Hospital to undergo surgery.  The injuries are not deemed to be life threatening.

Witnesses to the incident told the RCMP two masked men exited a small automobile with a sawed-off shotgun and fired a single round at the victim, striking him in the back of the leg.  The suspects then took off in the automobile, driven by an unknown female.

Police are asking any witnesses, or anyone with information regarding this incident, to contact the Whitecourt RCMP at 780-778-5454.  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.

Information provided by Whitecourt RCMP