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Two men charged in shootings at Alberta First Nations

Last Updated Apr 7, 2021 at 10:26 am MDT

An Alberta RCMP cruiser. (PHOTO: Tom Ross, 660 NEWS)

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE (660 NEWS) – We’re learning more about the shootings that took place at two central Alberta First Nation communities earlier this week.

Four people were injured after three different shootings were reported on the Sunchild and O’Chiese First Nations, west of Red Deer, Monday evening.

One suspect was tracked by Air Services and arrested by RCMP on site while a second suspect was apprehended a short time later.

“This is a nightmarish situation for everyone involved, including the police, but most importantly for the members of the community,” said S/Sgt. Carl Dinsdale of the Rocky Mountain House RCMP.

WATCH: Shooting on O’Chiese First Nation 

“I’m thankful that there was no loss of life during this event, and grateful for the quick response by members from Rocky Mountain House and surrounding Detachments, as well as local EMS, RCMP Air Services, Police Dog Services and the Emergency Response Team.”

The investigation found that the suspects were both travelling on an ATV and then after the first shooting, the suspects stole the victim’s ATV.

The four men injured were taken to hospital, two of them by STARS Air Ambulance to Calgary and Edmonton hospitals. Three of the men are in stable condition while a 34-year-old victim is in serious but stable condition.

A 28-year-old and 19-year old are now facing multiple charges of attempted murder