April 17, 2018 12:18 pm

Attempted murder charges laid in ‘targeted’ southern Alberta shooting

RCMP arrested a man near Granum, Alta. after a suspect fired several rounds into a home along Heritage Blvd. in Lethbridge on April 15, 2018.

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LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Charges that include four counts of attempted murder have been laid after what police are calling a targeted shooting at a home in Lethbridge, Alta.

Four people in the residence escaped injury when several shots were fired around 9:00 p.m. Sunday.

City police determined the suspect left the city soon after, but the RCMP later chased and arrested a man near the small community of Granum, northwest of Lethbridge.

Investigators said a rifle and ammunition were later found in his vehicle.

Robert John Sheppard, a 32-year-old Lethbridge resident, is also facing several firearm-and weapons-related charges.

He was remanded in custody for a Tuesday court appearance.

© 2018 The Canadian Press

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