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Youth faces charges in bizarre shooting on Frog Lake First Nation

RCMP have arrested a 17-year-old from the Frog Lake First Nation after an altercation that involved three dogs, a sword, an ATV and a shotgun.

A 35-year-old man suffered severe but non-life threatening injuries

RCMP arrested the youth who will answer to charges in court on Sept 1. (CBC)

RCMP have arrested a 17-year-old from the Frog Lake First Nation after an altercation that involved three dogs, a sword, an ATV and a shotgun.

Elk Point RCMP say a 35-year-old man was riding his ATV on private property with his dog, when the animal got into a fight with two of the property owner's dogs.

The rider drew a sword to defend his pooch after a teen arrived on the scene with a shotgun and shot him in the leg.

The rider escaped the property and was treated by paramedics before he was airlifted to the University of Alberta Hospital with severe but non-life threatening injuries.

Police arrested the youth, and said he will answer to charges in St. Paul Provincial Court on Sept 1. Police did not say whether charges have already been laid, or what those charges may be.

Frog Lake is about 250 km east of Edmonton.