RCMP appeal for tips, dashcam footage in German tourist shooting west of Calgary

The injured man has been flown back to Germany with his family

Overhead view of the scene where a German tourist was shot, just west of Calgary. THE CANADIAN PRESS

AIRDRIE, Alta. — RCMP are appealing to the public for tips and dashcam footage as they continue to investigate the shooting of a German tourist earlier this month west of Calgary.

The 60-year-old man was driving in a black Dodge Durango with his family near Morley, Alta., on Aug. 2.

He survived, but the German consulate says he can’t talk or move his right side as a result of the injury.

Cpl. Curtis Peters says it’s believed the car was travelling eastbound from Banff when the shooting occurred — not westbound, as previously stated.

He says the suspect vehicle was also travelling eastward and passed the Durango when a shot was fired intentionally through the passenger window.

Peters says investigators have determined the victim drove to the Nakoda Lodge and down an unmarked gravel road known as Branch Road before the shooting.

He confirmed that a man they previously detained, and a Chrysler Sebring they seized, had nothing to do with the shooting.

He said investigators believe the suspect vehicle is a dark-coloured, older sedan.

Peters says the injured man has been flown back to Germany with his family.

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