A 17-year-old is facing a charge of manslaughter in the death of a youth in northern Alberta.

RCMP members responded to a shooting complaint at a house on the Wabasca Townsite early Saturday morning.

Officers found at 16-year-old boy dead at the scene. A 17-year-old boy has been charged with manslaughter and released under strict conditions. He is due to appear in court on Thursday.

Police say the accused and the victim knew each other but were not related.