GRIMSHAW, A.B. – The Peace Regional RCMP are investigating after a firearm was dircharged during a suspected home invasion in Grimshaw last night.
The RCMP responded to the report of a home invasion on November 6th at approximately 9:30p.m. Upon arrival, police found that an armed confrontation had occurred between the homeowner and three suspects.
After the suspects gained entrance to the residence, a firearm was discharged and the homeowner was assaulted before the suspects fled the scene in a black vehicle. Four children were in the home at the time of the confrontation, however none of them were injured. The 35-year-old home owner was taken to hospital with a non-life threatening injury.
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Members with the assistance from neighbouring RCMP detachments made extensive patrols of the area but the vehicle and suspects were not located. The Forensic Identification Section (FIS) and Police Dog Services (PDS) are assisting the investigation.
Police believe this was not a random act, and that there is no danger to the public.
The Peace Regional RCMP are asking anyone that has information about the incident to contact their local police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).