Innocent woman dead; man injured following road rage shooting
We are currently investigating a disturbing road rage incident that led to a fatal collision where an innocent woman died shortly before midnight last night.
At approximately 11:10 p.m., on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, we received multiple reports of two vehicles driving erratically on 36 Street S.E. Witnesses reported seeing a 2021 red Chevrolet Silverado pursuing a 2021 grey Volkswagen Jetta on 36 Street, exchanging gunfire as they continued to drive south erratically. As a result, stray bullets struck at least two homes in the 1100 and 1700 blocks of 36 Street S.E.
The vehicles continued to pursue one another before colliding at the intersection of 36 Street and 17 Avenue S.E., with two additional unrelated vehicles. Occupants from both the truck and sedan continued to fire shots at each other before fleeing the area on foot.
Despite the best efforts of first responders, the driver of a silver van, who was uninvolved in the shooting, a 40-year-old woman, was declared deceased at the scene. The driver of the second unrelated vehicle involved in the collision was unharmed.
The man who had fled the Jetta was found nearby suffering from gunshot wounds; he was transported to hospital in stable condition. The two occupants of the Silverado, a man and a woman, fled on foot in an unknown direction and have yet to be located.
“The reckless and indiscriminate behaviour of the individuals in these vehicles resulted in several homes being struck by gunfire as well as the death of a woman we believe to be completely innocent,” said Superintendent Scott Boyd. “This is a tragedy for our community and a complete disregard for public safety. We are committed to investigating this incident and holding those involved responsible.”
There were many witnesses to this brazen incident and we are asking anyone with cellphone or dashcam footage, or any information they may have about this incident, to come forward to police by calling 403-266-1234, or via Crime Stoppers anonymously.
Officers conducted wellness checks on the homes that were struck by gunfire and can confirm no one inside the residences were injured. The investigation is ongoing and closures at the intersection of 17 Avenue and 36 Street S.E., are anticipated to remain in effect until early this afternoon.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:
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