August 2020 News Archive

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Mayor’s statement in response to Village Mall Walk-in Clinic Tragedy

August 10, 2020 4:27 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

A horrific tragedy resulting in a senseless loss of life occurred at the Village Mall Walk-in Clinic in Red Deer today leaving our community shocked and grieving. I wish to offer my deepest condolences to the victim’s family, friends, loved ones, and to the medical community in our city.

Many citizens were on scene when this tragedy occurred, and we are concerned about the well-being of first hand witnesses, clinic staff and other bystanders at the Village Mall. City Council and I encourage anyone who may be suffering trauma and requires resources as a result of witnessing the tragedy to call the Red Deer City Victim Services at 403-406-2345 for assistance.

I also want to offer heartfelt thanks to not only the first responders, but also to the citizens who supported at the scene. Thank you for your quick response and bravery. This was essential in preventing further harm and apprehending a suspect.

The RCMP Major Crimes Unit is investigating further, and we expect to learn more details in the coming days. Alberta RCMP indicate there is no further risk to the public, and I want to thank citizens for their continued cooperation as RCMP continue this investigation.

For more information, please contact:

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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