Man shot dead near Lily Lake Resort early Saturday

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RCMP are looking for two men in an early morning shootout in Sturgeon County on Saturday that saw a man airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Morinville RCMP received a 911 call regarding a firearms complaint involving a man who was shot in Sturgeon County at 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning, RCMP said in a statement released Aug. 27. Patrick Lambert said medical teams were already at the scene when officers arrived.

The victim, a 30-year-old man, was airlifted to an Edmonton-area hospital with serious life-threatening injuries, Lambert said.

Alberta RCMP issued a notice around 4 a.m. on August 27 of a heavy police presence near Lily Lake Resort, which is between Legal and Redwater. Police ordered residents in the area to shelter in place while they investigate.

RCMP lifted the shelter-in-place order around 9 a.m. Saturday, but remained in place while they continued their investigation.

Lambert said police are now looking for two people of interest in connection with the shooting. Both are described as male, in their mid-twenties, one with blonde hair and the other wearing a ski mask.

Lambert said police have yet to recover the firearm used in that incident and advised residents not to approach persons of interest if they see them.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-1600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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