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Two shot and killed by Calgary police after a brief pursuit

A third person was taken into custody, Calgary police said.

Two people were shot and killed by Calgary police Monday morning after a brief pursuit in the city’s northeast.

According to Calgary police, the incident started about 10:15 a.m. at Manning Close NE after reports of a five-ton cube van being driven erratically in a way that was dangerous to the public. Calgary police said there were reports of the driver being allegedly impaired.

“We received a call and began to search for the van, locating it and started a follow,” according to a Calgary police media spokesperson.  

“Multiple intersections were closed to ensure the van was not able to enter the populated downtown core.”

Calgary police said multiple reports were logged about the unpredictable driving on westbound Memorial Drive. The vehicle made a sharp U-Turn at Memorial Drive and Edmonton Trail and police said they attempted a traffic stop near St. George’s Drive NE. Despite the low speed of the cube van, police said the driver continued to swerve across all lanes of traffic and did not stop.

They said attempts were made to contain the vehicle. The van was able to break containment, police said, and continued moving towards officers.

At that time, a 13-year-member of the CPS discharged their firearm and two people were killed, police said. One person was taken into custody.

No officers were injured or uninvolved members of the public were injured.

There were no further details made available at this time.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is now taking the lead on the officer-involved shooting investigation.