Driver rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being shot while in his semi truck

Police are dealing with a barricaded person.
Police are dealing with a barricaded person. Stock photo/Global News

A 50-year-old truck driver is fighting for his life after being shot at while sitting in his parked semi-tractor in an industrial area in Mayerthorpe, Alta.

RCMP said it happened at about 1:40 a.m. Tuesday near Highway 43 and 50 Street.

The driver of the truck, a man from Sangudo, was “parked and seated in his semi-tractor when an unknown suspect(s) shot at the semi-tractor and then fled,” RCMP said.

The 50-year-old was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. He remained in serious but stable condition, RCMP said in a news release Tuesday afternoon.

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The suspect vehicle is believed to be a dark-coloured Dodge Ram pick-up truck.

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Mayerthorpe RCMP and the RCMP Forensic Identification Services are investigating.

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Anyone who may have seen the suspect vehicle in the area at the time of the shooting is asked to contact RCMP at (780) 786-2291.

Mayerthorpe is about 120 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.