A scary morning in the Capital Region has police in both Alberta and Saskatchewan on the hunt.
 
This morning (October 12) at roughly 12:30 a.m. Strathcona County RCMP were told Edmonton Police Services were following a black Ford Fusion into the county after an armed carjacking.
 
At the same time, Strathcona RCMP raced to the Holiday Inn Express on Broadmoor Boulevard as reports of shots fired came in.
 
A man had been shot in the shoulder and neck area. He was conscious and appeared to have non-life threatening injuries. He was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital to be treated.
 
Five minutes later, at 12:35 a.m., the black Ford was involved in another armed carjacking with a shotgun at the Flying J gas station. A black Chrysler 300 with Saskatchewan license plates was stolen. Both vehicles fled the scene.
 
The Ford was later found engulfed in flames on Highway 16 at Range Road 195. Police don't have confirmation yet that the burned vehicle is the same one used in the carjacking.
 
The Chrysler was seen speeding through the Vegreville area and was later located in Saskatchewan, where it's believed the suspect(s) are currently.
 
UPDATE: Saskatchewan RCMP are currently on the scene in Maidstone, roughly 300 kilometres east of Fort Saskatchewan along Highway 16, in connection with this morning's events. Maidstone RCMP are asking residents to stay away from areas with police activity and to report anything suspicious to the RCMP.
 
If there is anyone with any information on the incidents in Strathcona County, call the Strathcona County RCMP at (780) 467-7749 or submit anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.

More Local News

Gale Katchur grabs third mayoral term

Incumbent Gale Katchur has been voted mayor of Fort Saskatchewan.

Unofficial Fort Saskatchewan election results

Here's a final look at the Fort Saskatchewan municipal election results.

Mayor runner-up Arjun Randhawa releases statement

Arjun Randhawa came up just short in Fort Saskatchewan's mayoral race.

Unofficial Strathcona County election results

Here's a final look at the Strathcona County municipal election results.

Unofficial Morinville election results

Here's a final look at the Morinville municipal election results.

Unofficial Bon Accord election results

Here's a final look at the Bon Accord municipal election results.

Unofficial Redwater election results

Here's a final look at the results for the Redwater municipal election.

STARS responds to serious collision near Morinville

STARS Air Ambulance was called out to a serious accident at the Highway 2 and Cardiff Road intersection.

Unofficial Gibbons election results

Here's a final look at the Gibbons municipal election results.

Unofficial Bruderheim election results

Here's a final look at the Bruderheim municipal election results.

Unofficial Sturgeon County election results

Here's a final look at the Sturgeon County municipal election results.

Strong winds coming to the region

Expect to see a few displaced election signs after high winds gusts roll through the area tonight.

Early morning fire spotted by cyclist "could have been worse"

A house fire woke neighbours early this morning (October 16) near downtown Fort Saskatchewan.

RCMP call for clear windows as frosty mornings approach

Police are reminding motorists to make sure they have a clear view before they hit the road.

Fort firefighters busy with medical emergencies

The fire season in the Fort Sask area has been minimal compared to last summer, but one category is up.

85 per cent of us aren't getting enough exercise

Most of us aren't getting enough exercise.

Fort Sask hosts up-and-coming skiers from across province

Area cross-country skiers were out in full force this weekend.

Man dies in highway collision near Sherwood Park

A 36-year-old man has died after a collision by Sherwood Park.

Mailout baffles candidates and residents

There's a puzzling mailout making it's way to Fort Saskatchewan homes and businesses.

Paving company to redo bumpy Highway 21

Fort residents won't have to test their suspension for much longer.

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

DEPRESSION, ANXIETY & ADDICTION RECOVERY PROGRAM, SEPT 25, 7 P.M

25 September 2017 7:00 pm - 04 December 2017 7:00 pm

FSPC Chapel





Habitat for Humanity seeks Landscaping Volunteers!

17 October 2017 8:30 am - 21 October 2017 4:00 pm

HFH Prefab Shop, Edmonton





Curling: Archbishop McDonald C vs. JP II A

17 October 2017 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Ottewell Curling Club, Edmonton





Junior Boys Volleyball: Mother Margaret Mary vs. Fort Sask High

17 October 2017 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Fort Saskatchewan High School, Fort Saskatchewan





Junior Girls Volleyball: Fort Sask High vs. Eastglen

17 October 2017 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Eastglen High School, Edmonton





Senior Boys Volleyball: Sturgeon vs. Fort Sask high

18 October 2017 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Fort Saskatchewan High School, Fort Saskatchewan





Senior Boys Volleyball: Austin O'Brien vs. JP II

18 October 2017 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

St. John Paul II Catholic High School, Fort Saskatchewan





Login