Alberta’s police watchdog is investigating a police-involved shooting in Red Deer early Monday morning.
RCMP said in a Monday news release an officer fired his service pistol after “an interaction occurred” with occupants of a vehicle around 2:30 a.m. near 51 Avenue and 33 Street. Police stopped the vehicle because it had fled officers the day before.
The vehicle fled the scene after the officer opened fire.
Red Deer RCMP later found the suspect vehicle at 7 a.m. unoccupied and believed the driver was injured, police say.
A 22-year-old woman driver was found at 11 a.m. Monday. She was sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating the shooting and the events that followed. RCMP said they will investigate the vehicle and events leading up to the confrontation with police.
Mounties are not commenting further on the incident.