RCMP address shoot-out in St. Paul, but questions still remain

Global News

EDMONTON – RCMP provided an update Monday afternoon to the wave of violence that took over St. Paul Friday, in which two men were killed, and three Mounties were injured.

Deputy Commissioner Marianne Ryan, Alberta RCMP’s commanding officer described the three RCMP officers who were wounded in a shoot-out in the small community northeast of Edmonton as “dedicated and brave.”

“But I must tell you that I feel very fortunate that the outcome of our officers was not worse,” she added. “In this violent and dangerous situation, we were very, lucky.”

While the exact details of what led to the events are still unclear, it started when officers heard gunshots coming from outside the St. Paul RCMP detachment around supper time.

They went outside and saw a black pick-up truck leaving the parking lot and started to pursue the vehicle. Officers say the truck, which was allegedly speeding, purposely rammed a…

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