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2 dead, one in hospital after police pursuit, shooting in Calgary

Click to play video: 'Calgary police shooting: May 29, 2023'
Calgary police shooting: May 29, 2023
Footage from the scene of a Calgary incident with a stolen cube van where an officer fired their weapon – May 29, 2023

Two people were killed and another was sent to hospital following a police chase in Calgary Monday morning.

Police said they were informed of three impaired and suspicious individuals by a security guard. Police believe the three individuals fled in the cube van before colliding with a barricade in the area as they sped away.

Police say the incident began on Manning Close Northeast around 10 a.m. and escalated around 11 a.m.

According to police the cube van was stolen. Several intersections were closed to prevent the van from getting to the downtown core.

Click to play video: 'Fatal shooting involving Calgary police leaves 2 dead'
Fatal shooting involving Calgary police leaves 2 dead

Officers attempted a traffic stop but were unsuccessful. Despite the van travelling at low speeds the van swerved through all lanes of the road and refused to stop.

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Police confirmed they again tried to stop the vehicle and trap it in the area. However, the van was able to maneuver through the containment and continued towards the officers.

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A 13-year member of the Calgary Police Service fired their weapon at around 11 a.m.

Two people are dead and one suspect has been taken into custody, police say.

No officers or bystanders were injured.

Alberta’s serious incident response team (ASIRT) is investigating and Memorial Drive was closed for the majority of the day.

The road re-opened at around 7:45 p.m.

–With files from Paula Tran, Global News.

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