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Man charged after bear was shot in northern Alberta
File photo. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)
EDMONTON -- A man is facing firearm and wildlife act charges after a bear was shot in northern Alberta Wednesday night.
Cold Lake RCMP responded after shots were fired on Beach Avenue at approximately 8 p.m.
The man fired two shots at a bear in front of his home and injured it before it ran into the woods, RCMP said.
The shots also caused "extensive damage" to a home, police said.
A 41-year-old man was arrested and charged with two firearm offences and one wildlife act offence, police said. A shotgun and ammunition were seized.
He's scheduled to appear in court Aug. 26.
Alberta Fish and Wildlife set up traps to catch the injured bear, RCMP said.