RCMP investigate fatal shooting on Elizabeth Metis Settlement

RCMP are investigating a death on the Elizabeth Metis Settlement in eastern Alberta.

Around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Mounties responded to a shooting on the settlement, 46 kilometres east of Bonnyville, Alta.

A 44-year-old man from the Elizabeth Metis Settlement was taken to hospital and later died as a result of his injuries, RCMP said Friday.

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The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit has since taken over the investigation.

According to a news release, RCMP believe this was a targeted attack and added there is no threat to the public.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday at the Edmonton Office of the Medical Examiner.

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Police are asking those with any information regarding this crime to contact the Cold Lake RCMP at 780-594-3301. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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