Woman shot to death in vehicle in northern Alberta

Mayerthorpe RCMP are investigating after a woman was found shot to death inside a vehicle in northern Alberta.

Police responded to a 911 call that came in around 4:50 a.m. They found a 34-year-old woman from the Alexis Nakota Sioux First Nation dead inside a vehicle, 

RCMP say it appears the woman and the person responsible for the shooting knew one another. The gun has been recovered. The victim’s name is not being released until next of kin is notified. Edmonton’s Major Crimes Unit is involved in the investigation.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday afternoon.

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