Police are looking for what is believed to be an armed and dangerous suspect in Saskatchewan after two overnight carjackings and a shooting in the Edmonton region that left one person in hospital.
Strathcona County RCMP say they got word from Edmonton Police around 12:30 a.m. about a black Ford Fusion that had been involved in an armed carjacking in the city.
Around the same time, Mounties learned shots had been fired at a hotel in nearby Sherwood Park, that resulted in a man being sent to hospital with neck and shoulder wounds.
Minutes later, the Fusion was involved in another carjacking with a shotgun at a gas station, where a black Chrysler 300 bearing Saskatchewan licence plate was stolen.
The Chrysler 300 was seen speeding through the Vegreville area and was later discovered in Saskatchewan
Maidstone RCMP say they are on the scene of an ongoing investigation this hour.
Police say one person is now in custody, however a suspect said to be around 5 foot 9 is still at large and believed to be travelling on foot.
RCMP are warning media and the public to avoid the area while the search and investigation continue.
Officers will be searching properties in the Paynton/Maidstone area throughout the afternoon.
(Files from Christina Cherneskey and Drew Postey)