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19-year-old killed in Joussard area shooting

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People in the Joussard area are being asked to be extra vigilant following a fatal shooting. High Prairie RCMP says three people were shot at the Joussard sand pits sometime before 3:41 a.m. Saturday.

A 19-year-old man from Sucker Creek First Nation succumbed to his injuries. His name has not been released. The other victims were a 21-year-old man and a male youth, both from the First Nation, who are receiving medical treatment.

RCMP Major Crimes has been called in to investigate what’s believed to be a targeted incident, but it’s noted officers have few details on the suspects at this time.

“Although police believe that this was a targeted attack, we would like residents in the surrounding area to be extra vigilant reporting any suspicious behaviour to the police,” says Corporal Troy Savinkoff.

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An increased police presence in the area will be noticeable. Anyone with information is asked to contact High Prairie RCMP or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous.

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