Strathcona County RCMP investigate firearms incident related death; “suspect allegedly fired shots towards a vehicle” – UPDATED

Sherwood Park, Alta. – RCMP advise that Baseline Road between Highway 21 and Cloverbar Road is now clear for traffic.

RCMP Major Crimes Unit (MCU) has taken carriage of the investigation.

The RCMP are seeking dash cam footage from the area of Baseline Road near Highway 21 and Cloverbar Road between 6:15 a.m. and 6:45 a.m. on May 7, 2021.

If you have available footage, please contact the Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7749.

BACKGROUND

Sherwood Park, Alberta – On May 7, 2021 at 6:30 a.m., Strathcona County RCMP responded to firearms incident on Baseline Road in Sherwood Park, Alta.

Preliminary investigation reveals the suspect allegedly fired shots towards a vehicle and then fled the area. Emergency Services attended and one person had already succumbed to their injuries and was declared deceased and another transported to hospital with serious injuries and current status is unknown.

Ambulance
(File Photo) Ambulance

RCMP along with the assistance of the RCMP Police Dog Service located the suspect near Broadway Blvd in Sherwood Park. The suspect remains in custody at this time.

Police believe this incident is isolated and targeted and there is no further risk to the public.

Traffic is being re-routed on Baseline Road between Highway 21 and Cloverbar Road. Motorists are asked to avoid the area and find an alternate route. This will continue for several hours.

This is very early in the investigation. RCMP will issue and update when more information is available, and thank the public for their cooperation.

Strathcona County RCMP



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