Hobbema man gets five years in drive-by shooting
RCMP hope stiff sentence sends message to gang members
A 20-year old Hobbema man was sentenced to five years in prison for a drive-by shooting that left a woman with life-threatening injuries.
Samson Cree First Nation member Clinton Roy Green was convicted of aggravated assault.
RCMP were called to the house at about 1:15 a.m. April 30, 2010 after it was sprayed by gunfire from a large-calibre rifle.
One bullet hit a 22-year-old woman in the abdomen.
Green was tracked down by a police dog several blocks away at another house.
Police didn't believe the woman was the intended target, but the shooting was gang related.
Green was given 18 months credit for pre-trial custody leaving 42 months remaining in his sentence.
Police say they hope the stiff sentence will discourage similar drive-by shootings in the violence-plagued community.