On May 4, 2023, at 2:56AM, Ponoka RCMP received a report of a shooting that occurred at or near 57 Avenue in Ponoka. Upon arrival, officers located a 39-year-old resident of Ponoka with what appeared to be a gun shot wound. The victim was taken to hospital where they remain in critical but stable condition.

Although early in the investigation, RCMP believe this may have been a targeted attack.

Police believe that the suspect(s) were in a vehicle of unknown description.

If you have any information about this crime, please contact Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4471. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions). To report a crime online, or for access to RCMP news and information, download the Alberta RCMP app through Apple or Google Play.