On March 26, at 2:41 a.m., Brooks RCMP responded to a complaint of two vehicles driving at an excessive speed in the City of Brooks.
One of the vehicles was reported to be parked in a residential area on the east side of Brooks, so police attended and spoke with the driver who indicated that he was fleeing from a vehicle who was shooting at him, with what they believed to be a firearm. When officers viewed the vehicle, there were visible bullet holes located on it.
Further investigation revealed that this driver and his friend were in an altercation earlier at an establishment in Brooks along the 100 block of 1st Street West. When they left the area, they were followed by a black SUV which then allegedly fire several gun shots at them before fleeing.
One suspect has been identified and charges are pending, however, a second suspect is still outstanding. The Brooks RCMP are requesting anyone who may have witnessed any of these events to please contact the Brooks RCMP or Crime Stoppers at the numbers below.
The Brooks RCMP would like the public to know that this was not a random attack and the general public is not at risk as a result of this incident.
Updates will be provided once more information is known.
If you have any information on this incident, please contact the Brooks RCMP at 403-362-5535. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at http://www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.