Two Canadian police shot in Alberta; suspect at large

(Reuters) – Two Canadian police officers were shot in casino near Edmonton, Alberta on Saturday while investigating a stolen vehicle, and police are hunting a suspect who fled the scene, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.

The two officers were being treated in hospital. One is in “grave condition”, while the other is in “serious condition” police told a media briefing.

The shooting happened around 3 a.m. local time in St. Albert, Alberta, a bedroom community northwest of the provincial capital of Edmonton.

Police were searching for the suspect near a golf course, but have not been able to confirm his identity. They said they were looking for a white male, aged 25-35, wearing a two-toned blue jacket and jeans.

  • Linda1000

    About as good as the Finnish press in reporting this crime. Doesn’t say whether they arrested him. The police should start wearing protective vests when on duty. It’s a contest between Calgary and Edmonton for shoot-out capital of 2015.

    • Frau Katze

      Very sparse on what caused it.

  • Xavier

    White male? That’s profiling! Where’s Rev. Al?

  • ontario john

    But please remember, it has nothing to do with crime. Its just a lone wolf white person.

    • Frau Katze

      Of course!

  • cmh

    let me guess…lengthy record, out on parole, psychiatric disability, well known to police, repeat offender, brought up in foster care, in possession of stolen weapons… how’s that for profiling?

  • Raymond Cameron

    Near a golf course? Obama must know him…

  • robins111

    And the anti-gun nutters start demanding the return of the long gun registry in 3. 2, 1.. even though he used a handgun..

  • FactsWillOut

    This calls for another gun-grab.

  • Linda1000

    Update: The suspect was found dead in a vacant house. One of the officers who was shot in the head may not survive. Guess what- he was an auxiliary or volunteer officer and they don’t carry a gun on duty. WTF – how stupid is that? He might have avoided being shot if he had carried a gun to fire back. The regular officer did not fire his weapon but maybe because of too many people in the casino. This is the same kind I idiot regulations followed by the UK and Norwegian police who are unarmed.
    Here is another story on the keystone cops in N.B. who bungled the take down of one gunman.