16-year-old charged with shooting German tourist west of Calgary

The victim was 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. — A 16-year-old youth has been charged with a highway shooting in southern Alberta that left a German tourist with a serious brain injury.

RCMP say the youth, who is from Stoney Nakoda First Nation but can’t be named, is facing 14 criminal charges, including attempted murder.

Police won’t discuss a motive for the shooting and will only say that they don’t believe there was any conflict prior to the shot being fired.

The 60-year-old tourist was driving in a black Dodge Durango with his family near Morley, Alta., on Aug. 2. when the shooting happened.

He survived, but police say he has a long road to recovery.

The injured man has been flown back to Germany with his family where surgeons removed the bullet.

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