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RCMP investigate possible connection between house fire and shooting in Alberta town

RCMP investigate whether a house fire and shooting in Devon, Alta., are connected, Sunday, May 23, 2021. Global News

RCMP are investigating whether a house fire and shooting in a community southwest of Edmonton were connected.

Emergency crews responded to a house fire at around 4:30 a.m. Sunday on Pipestone Drive in Devon, Alta. They arrived to find the home engulfed in flames.

RCMP investigate whether a house fire and shooting in Devon, Alta., are connected, Sunday, May 23, 2021. Global News

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RCMP said two men showed up at the local hospital at around the same time as the fire.

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One man was suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, according to police.

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RCMP, with the assistance of Edmonton’s K Division, are investigating whether the two incidents were connected.

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