Edmonton police and Strathcona County RCMP are investigating after an overnight crime spree in which someone was shot, two armed carjackings reportedly took place, one vehicle was set on fire and another one abandoned hundreds of kilometres away in Saskatchewan.
The scene stretches from Edmonton through Sherwood Park and east into Saskatchewan.
At around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, RCMP were given a heads up that Edmonton police were following a black Ford Fusion they said was involved in an armed carjacking in the city.
At the same time, Mounties responded to reports of a shooting at the Holiday Inn Express, just off Broadmoor Boulevard and Portage Lane. RCMP said a man was shot in the shoulder and neck area.
Police said he was conscious and was taken to Edmonton’s Royal Alexandra Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.