On May 4, 2020, at 6:14 a.m., Strathcona County RCMP responded to a 911 call of a male with a firearm at a residence on Range Road 222. To protect the public, the area was contained, traffic was diverted and nearby residences were evacuated. When Strathcona RCMP, including the Emergency Response Team, made entry onto the subject's property, three people and one dog were located, deceased.
RCMP Major Crimes are actively investigating what is believed to be the homicides of a 55-year-old woman and a 13-year-old girl. A 53-year-old male has died as a result of a self inflicted injury. All three were members of the same family.
The RCMP remained on scene at the residence overnight and the investigation is ongoing. As per the provisions of the Federal Privacy Act, names of the victims will not be provided by the RCMP.
"Because the RCMP does not anticipate that this incident will result in criminal charges, we are limited in the information that we can provide to the public" says Superintendent Dave Kalist, Detachment Commander of Strathcona County RCMP. "This is an extremely horrific situation and we ask that respect, support and privacy be directed to this family."