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Bodies of 2 men with gunshot wounds found on road near Bonnyville

Police are investigating the suspicious deaths of two men after their bodies were found with gunshot wounds on a rural road northwest of Bonnyville.

RCMP Major Crimes Unit is investigating

RCMP Major Crimes Unit is investigating after two bodies were found on a rural road near Bonnyville, Alta. (CBC)

Police are investigating the suspicious deaths of two men after their bodies were found with gunshot wounds on a rural road northwest of Bonnyville. 

A person came across the scene around 4 a.m. Saturday and reported it to police. The bodies were found outside a black 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup at Township Road 622 and Range Road 84, RCMP said in a news released Sunday.

Both men, ages 39 and 57, had been shot. Autopsies are scheduled for Tuesday.

Bonnyville RCMP officers responded. The RCMP's Major Crimes Unit has since taken over the investigation. 

Police are asking anyone with footage of the area — including Range Roads 84 and 90, as well as Township Roads 614 and 620 — between 8 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Saturday to contact police. That includes trail cameras, dash cameras or video surveillance.

People who travelled in the area late Friday night or early Saturday morning are also asked to contact police, especially anyone who saw the pickup truck. 

Bonnyville is about 250 kilometres northeast of Edmonton. 

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