On Sept. 21, 2022 at 02:51 a.m., Ponoka RCMP received reports of a shooting near the Leland Hotel in Ponoka.

A victim with what appeared to be multiple gun shot wounds was identified and taken to hospital by STARS in stable condition. There was a collision with minor injuries reported near the hotel during this incident. RCMP have deployed additional resources including the Central Alberta General Investigative Section to Ponoka and surrounding area to investigate this incident.

Although early in the investigation, RCMP believe that this was an isolated incident and there is no ongoing risk to the community.

If you have any information about this incident or those responsible, please contact the Ponoka RCMP Detachment at 403-783-4471. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.