Charges of attempted murder have been laid against Ashlynn Noel Ruth Forest, 26, and Jeff John Lapier, 33 in relation to a shooting in Moore’s Meadow earlier this month. The pair were arrested yesterday after a tireless investigation involving the execution of several search warrants. Police say the investigation was made particularly difficult due to the reluctance from people “in the know,” who feared retaliation.
On February 15th, police received a report of a woman with serious injuries in the Moore’s Meadow area. An adult woman was found a short time later suffering from what police say is more than one gunshot wound. Police say she is recovering from her wounds, adding the police will continue to locate and identify people who may have knowledge of the matter. Nor have police ruled out that others are involved in the incident.
Due to the sensitivity of the investigation and the safety of the victim, police are releasing limited information. However, the say the shooting was targetted and that the Moore’s Meadow neighbourhood is safe.