Bullets fired at SUV full of kids in road-rage incident

Police are looking for the man responsible for shooting out the back window of a SUV carrying seven...

Police are looking for the man responsible for shooting out the back window of a SUV carrying seven people, including five children, on Saturday, March 1, 2014. The bullet hole in the back seat is highlighted. (Police photo)

Pamela Roth, Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:08 AM ET

EDMONTON -- Police are looking for the man responsible for shooting out the back window of a SUV carrying seven people, including five children.

Around 9 p.m. on Saturday, a man was driving a SUV westbound on the Whitemud towards the Enoch First Nation when he noticed the Lincoln MKX in front of him driving erratically.

Shortly after, the Lincoln pulled over on the side of the road and the SUV pulled in behind it. The driver of the SUV got out, briefly exchanging words with the other driver.

“Basically just saying, ‘buddy I have kids in the vehicle, what are you doing?’” said Spruce Grove/Stony Plain RCMP Cpl. Colette Zazulak.

The SUV driver got back into his vehicle and continued westbound past the River Cree Casino — seconds later, his rear window exploded.

Once the driver got home, he discovered a bullet lodged in the rear bench-seat of the vehicle where three children had been sitting. The bullet was stopped only by the metal inside the seat.

A total of seven people — including the five children ages five to 14 — were inside the vehicle when multiple shots were fired. Police seized about seven bullet casings from the area.


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