The Alberta RCMP have caught and charged a 16-year old Canadian boy three weeks after he allegedly shot a German tourist in the head while driving on the highway just west of Calgary. The 60-year old male tourist also had three passengers inside his SUV when the bullet entered the vehicle through the driver's side window.
Alberta RCMP has been searching for the shooter after the incident and arrested the Canadian teenager this past Friday. He was just charged this morning. The victim visiting from Germany survived the shooting and has now travelled back home to Europe.
Alberta RCMP Serious Crimes Branch lay charges in relation to shooting on Highway 1A. One 16- year-old male has been charged with 14 Criminal Code offences including Attempted Murder, Discharging a Firearm with Intent and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon. https://t.co/Gr6gQPzVAw— RCMP Alberta (@RCMPAlberta) August 28, 2018
The Canadian teen charged in the shooting is facing charges for attempted murder, discharging a firearm with intent, and possession of a prohibited weapon. While RCMP had originally stated that this may have been related to road rage, that has yet to be proven.
The incident took place on Highway 1A near Morley, Alberta just west of Calgary on August 2. The tourist's family who was in the car at the time of the shooting only suffered minor injuries from the incident.
The tourist's family have informed CTV News that German doctors were able to remove the bullet lodged in the 60-year old man's head but his road to recovery will be a long one.
They have also stated that they are grateful for all the work done by the RCMP and police at this time.
Source: CTV News