Calgary police have released new photos and video from a deadly shooting this week that investigators described as a disturbing road rage incident.
Officers were called to the area of 36 Street S.E. and 17 Avenue S.E. at around 11:20 p.m. on Tuesday for reports that two vehicles, a 2021 red Chevrolet Silverado and a 2021 grey Volkswagen Jetta, were driving erratically and exchanging gunfire.
Police say several homes were hit by bullets, and an innocent victim inside an third, unrelated vehicle -- 40-year-old Angela McKenzie – was killed.
On Thursday, investigators clarified that it doesnt appear that the silver minivan McKenzie was driving was hit by gunfire.
Staff Sgt. Sean Gregson says several units within the police service are working together to determine what exactly led up to the shooting.
Our hearts go out to Angela’s family and friends at this difficult time and our focus remains on the identification of the driver of the truck in order to hold him responsible for this senseless death.”
Both vehicles involved in the shootout, a truck and a van, have been seized by police for further forensic testing.
Police found the man believed to be the driver of the Jetta nearby, suffering from gunshot wounds; he was transported to hospital in stable condition.
Police initially said two people, a man and woman, fled on foot from the Silverado. However, on Thursday, police said its believed only one person was inside the vehicle.
“This suspect remains at large, and we encourage anyone with information about their identity or whereabouts to contact police,” Gregson said.
Calgary police released these images of a suspect wanted in a deadly shooting. (Calgary Police Service)The suspect is described as a 25- to 30-year old man with a medium build. He was wearing a baseball cap and was carrying a laptop-style bag.
We know that members of the community have questions about how something like this could happen in our city, added Gregson.
Although it’s still too early to speak about motive or connections between the offenders, we continue to investigate and again want to call on community members to help us with our investigation. Even small pieces of information can have a significant impact.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Calgary Police Services non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or to submit tips anonymously through Crime Stoppers.