UPDATE 3: Cochrane Detachment – Shooting incident – Highway 1A near Morley, Alberta

UPDATE 3 – Investigation continues

Cochrane, Alberta – The investigation continues into the shooting incident which occurred on August 2.  The RCMP released the male who was arrested on August 3, and no charges have been laid.

The German victim who was shot remains in hospital, still in critical, but stable condition.  His family is very appreciative of support received.

The driver of the R.V. did contact the Cochrane RCMP and the media is thanked for getting the message out.

The Cochrane RCMP with Calgary General Investigation Section continue to follow up on leads and are pursuing all avenues.

An update to this investigation will not be provided until the RCMP have confirmed information to relay to the public.

“We know how much the public is interested, and wanting an update on this terrible incident, but we are mindful of not compromising our investigation” says Inspector Lauren Weare, Officer in Charge of Cochrane Detachment.  “A solid investigation which will stand the tests of the court is methodical and takes time.  We thank the public for their patience while our members focus on their tasks.”

Update 2 – Arrest Made and Vehicle Seized 

Cochrane, Alberta – As a result of public tips, the Cochrane RCMP have located and seized a vehicle believed to be associated to yesterday’s shooting incident on Highway 1A.

This afternoon at 3:20, intelligence gathered led the RCMP to a residential location where a black 4-door Chrysler Sebring was seized and secured for forensic examination.

One adult male who was at the property has been detained. His involvement in this incident remains under investigation by the police.

Police are working through several theories about this shooting. Information to this point strongly suggests that this was not a case of road rage, nor a random incident.  None of the occupants of the Durango were the intended targets of the shooting.

RCMP are extremely thankful for the numerous tips from the public, and acknowledge a significant outpouring of support for the victims of this shooting.

This is an extremely complex and dynamic investigation.  Further updates will be provided when available.  The Cochrane RCMP are asking for cooperation in allowing them to focus on their investigation.

Update 1 – Investigation Continues

Cochrane, Alberta – The Cochrane RCMP continue to investigate a shooting incident which sent one male to the hospital.

The 60-year-old male, identified as a German visitor to Calgary, is recovering from surgery in a Calgary hospital in critical but stable condition.  The three other occupants in the vehicle were not seriously injured and have received support from various agencies.

Several tips are coming in and the RCMP are following up on all leads.  The RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) from Calgary, Forensic Identification Section, Collision Analyst and Police Dog Services have all been deployed to assist in this investigation.

The RCMP believe that a small black sedan may be in involved in this incident, with a male in the vehicle being described as Caucasian, with long dark hair.

An R.V. was driving eastbound on Highway 1A, through Morley, between 11:45 and 11:55 a.m., and the male driver witnessed this collision which prompted him to call 9-1-1. The R.V. stopped at the collision, and departed shortly after. The RCMP are asking that the citizen associated to the R.V. please contact the Cochrane RCMP.

Police are interested in speaking to any other witnesses to this incident.  If you have any information, please call the Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000 or call your local police detachment.  If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS.

Original Release

Cochrane, Alberta – RCMP are actively investigating a shooting incident which occurred shortly before noon on August 2, 2018 on Highway 1A near Morley, Alberta.
A 60 year-old male visiting Canada sustained what appears to be a head wound from a firearm.  The male was in a vehicle, driving west on Highway 1A when he received this injury, causing his vehicle to leave the roadway.  Three occupants in the vehicle sustained minor injuries in this crash.  The injured driver has been transported to a Calgary hospital via STARS air ambulance.
There will be a substantial police presence on scene including Police Dog Services and a collision analyst.
A smaller black sedan may be involved.  Police are currently interested in speaking to witnesses to this incident.  If you have any information, please call the Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000.
A more detailed media release will be forwarded once more information has been established.