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.
Shots fired in Calgary. Guy seemed to have gotten past the police barricade around the military freedom of the city parade. Came up a side road and went head on with the parade. Cops blocked him, but instead of stopping he hit it in reverse and tried to get out. (1) #Calgary
— SonofGondor (@SonofGondorMC) October 19, 2019
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.
According to CPS, a vehicle breached barricades set up for the Freedom of the City Parade and ignored police directives to turn around. pic.twitter.com/nz4IEyZRTw
— megan mcphaden (@megom8) October 19, 2019
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.