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RCMP investigating after gun fired at pipe in Alberta oil field

Workers reported hearing about five shots at oil field site in northwestern Alberta



FOX CREEK, Alta.—Mounties say they are looking for those responsible for shooting an above-ground pipe at an oilfield site in northwestern Alberta.

RCMP say they got a complaint Sept. 22 about shots fired at a remote oilfield site north of Fox Creek, about 260 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.

Police say workers reported hearing about five shots, and shortly after, they found a pipe used to transport water was severely damaged and spraying water.

Police say two people were seen in the area before the shots were heard—a man and woman operating a quad with a long gun in a rack at the front of the ATV.

RCMP are asking the public for information about people who may have been in the area.

Fox Creek detachment Commander Sgt. Jeff McBeth says it’s a serious matter.

“At this point the investigation is still ongoing but incidents such as this are thankfully rare in and around Fox Creek.”

Fox Creek is located between Edmonton and Grande Prairie, Alta.

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