Police release new details in Balzac mall shooting
Published Thursday, December 20, 2012 6:18AM MST
Last Updated Thursday, December 20, 2012 6:45PM MST
RCMP in Airdrie continue to investigate a shooting outside CrossIron Mills and have released a description of a possible suspect vehicle.
Police say that a 42-year-old man from Airdrie was driven by a friend to the Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary on Wednesday evening suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound.
City police were notified by the hospital and turned the case over to RCMP offiers who were able to determine that the shooting occurred in a parking lot outside Bass Pro Shops at CrossIron Mills.
“It was 6 o’clock in the evening just before Christmas. The mall is extremely busy. It’s very concerning to us. Public safety is our number one priority,” said RCMP Cst. Darin Turnbull.
Investigators say the shooting was not a random act.
"We are confident in reassuring the public, that this incident was not a random act", said Inspector Tony HAMORI, the Officer in Charge of Airdrie RCMP Detachment. "Our investigative team believes the victim and the offender are known to each other. While we have not yet identified the other party, we are committed to ensuring that the public feels safe and will be providing an increased presence of uniformed officers in and around the Cross Iron Mills Mall throughout the remainder of the holiday shopping season."
RCMP say they have a description of a possible suspect vehicle:
- Cadillac Deville CTS or STS
- 1998 - 2002
- White body
- Tan covered leather roof with a sunroof
- Four door
Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7267 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.