Mounties say teen charged after 12-year-old shot, injured in central Alberta

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SADDLE LAKE, Alta. — RCMP in central Alberta say a 14-year-old has been charged in the shooting of a 12-year-old boy.

Mounties say it appears the shooting on Friday at Saddle Lake Cree Nation was targeted.

They say the boy was flown to hospital in life-threatening condition.

They say he is now stable.

RCMP arrested the 14-year-old in St. Paul later the same day.

The teen, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has been charged with aggravated assault.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 28, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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