January 12, 2019 2:10 pm
Updated: January 12, 2019 2:12 pm

Suspect wanted in northern Alberta shootings arrested in Edmonton: police

The RCMP are asking the public for information about the whereabouts of Lance Lessard Atkinson, whom they call a suspect in two shootings in northern Alberta over the weekend.

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An Alberta man wanted in two northern Alberta shooting investigations has been arrested by Edmonton police.

Desmarais RCMP said Lance Lessard Atkinson was arrested without incident on Saturday morning.

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RCMP said a man allegedly fired a gun at two victims in two separate locations on Jan. 5.

One victim was injured in one of the shootings, while a second person was not physically injured.

Police did not provide details on where the shootings happened or the circumstances surrounding them.

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Atikinson was a suspect in the shootings, RCMP said.

Police say he remains in custody as he waits for a release hearing.

 

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