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Man arrested following shooting in Abasand


A man remains in custody following reports of a shooting in the neighbourhood of Abasand.

Wood Buffalo RCMP arrested the male suspect at the residence and seized several firearms and ammunition.

On Feb. 14, 2020, Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a report of a shooting inside the area residence at 7:50 p.m.

Upon arrival, police located an adult victim suffering from a gunshot wound.

The authorities transported the victim to the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre with serious life-threatening injuries.

Eventually, they air-lifted the victim to Edmonton for further treatment.

No word yet on the current condition of the victim.

Meanwhile, RCMP arrested the suspect charging him with aggravated assault, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, and careless use of a firearm.

The matter went before Fort McMurray Provincial Court on Feb. 19, 2020.

Police will not release the identity of the accused to protect the victim.