Ger­man tourist shot in head while driv­ing with fam­ily on Al­berta high­way

StarMetro Edmonton - - EDMONTON -

MORLEY, ALTA.—Moun­ties in south­ern Al­berta are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a pos­si­ble road rage at­tack after a Ger­man tourist was shot in the head while driv­ing on a high­way.

RCMP say a bul­let pen­e­trated the head of the 60-yearold man but he was con­scious and talk­ing when he was air­lifted to a Cal­gary hospi­tal.

Sgt. Tom Kalis says the shoot­ing hap­pened just be­fore noon Thurs­day near Morley, about 60 kilo­me­tres west of Cal­gary.

He says the tourist was driv­ing a truck near the rodeo grounds of Stoney Nakoda First Na­tion when he was shot, caus­ing his ve­hi­cle to hit the ditch and strike a pole.

Three fam­ily mem­bers who were pas­sen­gers in the truck sus­tained mi­nor in­juries.

Kalis says a small black sedan was spot­ted in the area at the time of the shoot­ing and in­ves­ti­ga­tors are look­ing at road rage as a pos­si­ble mo­tive.

“Po­lice are in­ter­ested in speak­ing to any wit­nesses about the in­ci­dent,” he said.

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