April 16, 2018 1:32 pm
Updated: April 16, 2018 8:59 pm

Lethbridge police confirm shots fired at west-side home Sunday night

WATCH: Lethbridge police have one man in custody following a “high risk” incident Sunday night. Investigators said several shots were fired at a home on the west side in a targeted offence. Malika Karim reports.


A 32-year-old man is under arrest in connection with a targeted incident where several shots were fired at a west-side home Sunday night.

In a statement released Monday morning, LPS say they responded to a 911 call reporting that a man had fired several rounds into a home along Heritage Boulevard.

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Police say frontline officers responded along with members of the tactical team. Four people escaped from the home and the area was cordoned off as police attempted to determine the whereabouts of the suspect. Police say members of the tactical team entered and searched the residence but the suspect was not located.

Around 1:45 a.m., members of the RCMP Emergency Response Team located the suspect in a vehicle in Granum. Police say the suspect refused to surrender and was trying to re-enter the vehicle when he was taken to the ground by officers. He remains in custody.

Police, along with tactical team members, first entered a home in the 100 block of Heritage Boulevard around 10:30 p.m. after advising the public on Twitter to avoid the area.

READ MORE: Lethbridge police carry out ‘high-risk’ searches overnight, man arrested

The block was closed off to traffic while the search was conducted. Police later tweeted the “subject was not located” and “no one was injured.”

A motorcade of police vehicles, along with a heavy-armour vehicle, then left the scene and moved about three kilometres south, where police surrounded a property on Dalhousie Court. Lethbridge police were not giving details about the nature of the “high-risk incidents” but confirmed reports of an active shooter in the city were false.

In a tweet, police asked the public to be cautious about what information they were sharing, saying “please stop spreading false information.”

The investigation is ongoing and police say this incident was a targeted crime and the parties involved are known to one another.

More information will be provided as the investigation progresses and charges are sworn.

— With files from Nathan Taylor and Jodi Hughes, Global News

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