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Mountie shoots armed man on First Nation, suspect in life-threatening condition

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The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. Alberta's police watchdog has been called in to investigate after a Mountie shot an armed suspect on the Samson Cree First Nation. RCMP say the wounded man was flown to hospital in critical life-threatening condition.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

MASKWACIS, ALBERTA, CANADA — Alberta's police watchdog has been called in to investigate after a Mountie shot an armed suspect on the Samson Cree First Nation.

RCMP say in a release that the wounded man was flown to hospital in critical life-threatening condition.

Police say they responded to a report of a man firing a gun on the reserve south of Edmonton on Thursday afternoon.

RCMP say there was a confrontation and an officer fired their pistol and injured a 27-year-old suspect.

No Mounties were hurt.

Police say the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team has taken over the investigation of the shooting and the RCMP will conduct its own internal review.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 1, 2022

The Canadian Press