Two people were shot dead by Calgary police on Monday morning after a brief chase in the northeastern city of Calgary.
Calgary police said the incident began around 10:15 a.m. in Manning Close, Nebraska, following a call that a five-ton cube van was being driven roughly in a manner that was dangerous to the public. Calgary police said they had received reports that the driver was suspected of being disabled.
A Calgary police media spokesperson said, “We received a call and began searching, finding and tracking the van.”
“Several intersections were closed to prevent vans from entering the populated downtown core.”
Calgary Police said they had multiple reports of unpredictable driving on Westbound Memorial Drive. The vehicle made abrupt U-turns on Memorial Drive and Edmonton Trail, and police said they attempted to close traffic near St. George’s Drive NE. Despite the slow speed of the cube van, the driver continued to deviate from all lanes and did not stop, police said.
They said an attempt was made to contain the vehicle. Police said the van had breached containment and continued toward officers.
Two people were killed when a 13-year CPS member opened fire, police said. One person was detained.
No police officers or uninvolved civilians were injured.
No further details have been revealed at this time.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is currently leading an investigation into a shooting incident involving a police officer.