VEGREVILLE, Alta. — The investigation into a Christmas Day shooting by police in Alberta will be handled by the province’s police watchdog.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says in a news release that RCMP officers shot a lone male on Thursday morning in Vegreville when they were investigating a complaint about a robbery at an ATM machine.
They say one shot was fired, and that the male suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
The provincial team says a replica firearm has been recovered from the scene, but they say the initial complaint about the robbery appears to have been false.
They say RCMP are handling the investigation into the false robbery complaint.
The news release says the identity of the person who was shot is not being released.