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Extremism not believed to be motive in Freedom of the City parade incident

Last Updated Oct 21, 2019 at 10:25 am MST

A black sedan is shown with significant damage to its front end. Calgary police say an officer shot at the vehicle when it breached barricades put in place for the Freedom of the City Parade on Saturday, October 19, 2019. (PHOTO: Megan McPhaden, 660 NEWS)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Still no motive has been determined after a car crashed through a barricade and sped towards the Freedom of the City military parade Saturday afternoon.

Around 3 p.m. a black sedan breached a barricade and headed towards the celebration causing a veteran Calgary Police officer to draw his gun and open fire.

When officers tried to stop the car, it kept going and headed towards the parade and they responded by shooting at it.

The vehicle eventually crashed and both people inside were taken to hospital.

The 22-year-old man and 28-year-old woman are listed in stable condition.

Police say the vehicle and license plate were both stolen in separate incidents.

Federal investigators have been called in to work the case, right now police say there is no indication this has any links to extremist activity.

The province’s police watchdog, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, is also investigating.

Nobody participating in the parade or pedestrians were injured.

Calgary police say the vehicle was headed towards the Freedom of the City Parade on Saturday, October 19, 2019. (PHOTO: Megan McPhaden, 660 NEWS)