Calgary police continue to search for a suspect that fled the scene following a car chase and shooting that led to a multi-vehicle collision and the death of a mother of five kids Tuesday night.
According to police, occupants of a red Chevrolet Silverado and a gray Volkswagen Jetta were driving erratically and shooting at each other at about 11:10 pm, just before the two vehicles collided at an intersection in Forest Lawn, hitting two other cars not involved in the chase.
Angela McKenzie, 40, was driving a silver van that was involved in the crash and was declared dead at the scene. Police said she was an innocent victim of the incident and it did not appear her van was hit by any bullets.
The individual who took off on foot from the Jetta was found nearby, police said. He had gunshot wounds and was taken to hospital, where he remains in stable condition.
Stray bullets struck at least two nearby homes on 36th Street SE No one in those homes was injured, according to police.
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Police said witnesses had told them two suspects had fled the Chevrolet Silverado, but there is now a possibility there may have only been one person in the stolen vehicle.
“Although original witness information indicated two suspects fled the offending vehicle, and through a review of CCTV to this point, it is undetermined if two people fled the vehicle. We have verified that the truck was stolen and have a description of the main suspect who fled the scene after the collision,” said Staff Sgt Sean Gregson in a release on Thursday.
“This suspect remains at large, and we encourage anyone with information about their identity or whereabouts to contact police.”
Police say the suspect they’re looking for is a 25 to 30-year-old male, medium build and was wearing a baseball cap and carrying a laptop-style bag.
“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,” said Gregson.
McKenzie left behind many family members and friends, including her five kids and her partner Jeffrey Poirier. The father of her kids died in February, friends and family told CBC.
Police are still investigating what lead to the shooting and collision, interviewing witnesses and combing through CCTV, cell phone and dashcam footage.
Police are asking anyone with cellphone or dashcam footage, or any information about the incident, to call the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.