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.