Man treated for non-life threatening gunshot wound after shooting in Vermilion


Article content

A man was transported to hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound in Vermilion early Friday morning.

Article content

Vermilion RCMP received a complaint of a disturbance at a home in the area of 47 Street and 50 Avenue at approximately 12:12 a.m.

Mounties say a preliminary investigation found that three suspects were seen banging at the door of a residence and a “loud noise” was heard. The suspects then fled the scene in a newer model of a black Ram 2500 with black wheels, according to RCMP.

RCMP received a report of a man suffering from a gunshot wound who had made his way to Vermilion Health Centre around 12:31 a.m. The victim was taken to hospital via ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

Mounties believe the incident was targeted and there’s not believed to be any risk to the public.

The investigation remains ongoing with the assistance of St. Paul RCMP forensic identification section.

Vermilion RCMP are asking anyone with information of the incident to contact them at 780-853-5781 or your local police. Anyone wanting to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8457 or online at

Vermilion is about 194 kilometres east from Edmonton.