The RCMP has arrested three people in connection with a shooting early Thursday in Moncton, N.B. and charged two of them with attempted murder.

Members of the Codiac Regional RCMP responded to reports of shots fired on Robinson Street around 1:40 a.m., according to Sgt. Mathieu Roy.

When police arrived, they found a 47-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound and a suspect vehicle had just fled the scene. Police pursued the vehicle, which was reported to have rammed one of the police cars and then continued west on Mountain Road in Moncton.

A short time later, the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a snow bank. The three occupants of the vehicle were arrested without incident, Sgt. Roy said

The shooting victim was transported to a Moncton hospital with what were considered to be serious but non life-threatening injuries.  Unconfirmed reports indicate the man was shot at close range with a shotgun in the lower part of his body.

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Photo courtesy of Wade Perry

Supects in shooting appear in court in Moncton

Police say 30-year-old Skylar Surette, of Yarmouth, N.S. appeared in Moncton Provincial Court on Thursday by way of tele-remand. He was charged with attempted murder. Surette was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court on February 11 for a bail hearing.

Alysha Randell, a 29-year-old woman from Moncton, also appeared in court on Thursday by way of tele-remand and was charged with attempted murder. Randall was remanded into custody and is due back in court on Monday, Jan. 31 for a bail hearing.

A third suspect, a 22-year-old man from Moncton, was also arrested in connection with the investigation and remains in custody on an unrelated matter, Sgt. Roy said.

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Photo courtesy of Wade Perry

Police believe the shooting was an isolated incident. The investigation is ongoing.

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