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Man arrested after shooting near Amigos nightclub

UPDATE: The Lloydminster RCMP have issued a statement on the shooting.
The man arrested in the incident has remained in custody, pending a judicial interim release hearing. Charges have not been sworn, but the man may be subject to numerous violations of the criminal code, including the careless use of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm.

The investigation onto this matter is ongoing and the reason for the shooting has yet to be confirmed.  The police have also said there is no present danger to the public.


The Lloydminster RCMP have arrested one man, following a report of gunshots near Amigos Lounge and Nightclub.

According to eyewitnesses at the scene and numerous posts on social media, the incident took place around 2:20 a.m. on Saturday night.

A source at the club said that a man in the alleyway between the building holding Amigos and the Days Inn and Suites fired off six rounds from an unknown firearm, and fled the scene in a vehicle.

He then returned around 2:40 a.m., on foot, when police were already on scene from the previous shots fired. Witnesses of the original incident pointed out the man to police, who then pursued him into a neighbourhood south of the club. He was brought into custody, with police also seizing the weapon.

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No injuries were reported from the scene.

Police were unavailable to comment by the time of publication. More information will be added to this report as it becomes available.

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