Man shoots occupant and steals vehicle in Leduc, victim fighting for his life

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A suspect is in custody after police say he stole a vehicle in Leduc after shooting one of the two occupants, and the victim is fighting for his life.

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Mounties were called at 8:40 p.m. about a stolen vehicle near Willow Park Estates but when they arrived they found the incident was more serious, RCMP said in a news release.

Police say there was a confrontation between a man who was walking in the area and two men inside a vehicle. The pedestrian allegedly shot one of the occupants, then stole the vehicle and drove away. Police found the stolen vehicle and arrested the suspect several hours later.

The victim, who has serious and life-threatening injuries, was treated by paramedics at the scene and sent to hospital in Edmonton.

RCMP haven’t released the names of the suspect or victims.

Police will provide an update after charges are laid and a judicial hearing has been complete.

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