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ASIRT investigating police shooting near Entwistle

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August 31, 2020 at 10:57 am - Home, Local News
By Erika Chorostil

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has been called in to investigate a police shooting that occurred last night in Parkland County.

RCMP said Sunday night just before midnight that Highway 16 was closed in both directions at Range Road 73 near Entwistle for a police incident.

In the statement, RCMP said people should expect delays in the area for several hours while police investigated, noting that detours were in place.

The highway reopened to traffic by 6:30 this morning.

ASIRT said in a separate statement last night that they have been directed to investigate an officer-involved shooting near Entwistle.

No other details have been given on the incident at this time, but ASIRT said more information will follow later.

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