Grande Prairie RCMP believe a hunter may have mistakenly shot a truck on the Forestry Trunk Road. A report came in on November 3rd that a single shot had hit the box of a pickup truck, and photos posted to social media show the bullet went through in two places.
The truck’s driver wasn’t hurt, and there were reportedly no other vehicles in the area at the time. While police are still investigating, they don’t think this incident is related to three other vehicles being shot on Highway 40.
Any hunters or people who were on the Forestry Trunk Road between kilometre markers 45 to 55 on November 3rd between 2:30 and 3:00 p.m. are asked to come forward to the Grande Prairie RCMP detachment. The same goes for anyone who may have information.
Mounties are reminding hunters that it is illegal to fire a gun across a provincial highway or a paved, oiled, graded, or regularly maintained road. It’s also illegal to hunt between a half hour after sunset and a half hour before sunrise.