Alberta RCMP are investigating a scene in Langdon where they believe two people were shot from a vehicle.
RCMP have confirmed that a man died and a woman was seriously injured.
Officials told CTV News on Friday evening that officers were called to respond to the hamlet east of Calgary in the afternoon for reports of a shooting.
The incident happened around 4:30 p.m.
Langdon resident Dana Gallant says the incident happened right outside her home.
“I couldn’t see but I heard 12-15 quick gunshots and then one last shot a bit from the first group and it was so loud. We had our windows closed and it scared me, as well as my son,” she said. CTV News in an interview.
A moment later, Gallant said, she and her son heard screams coming from outside.
“We ran into the garden and we heard people shouting, ‘Are you okay, are you okay?’ That’s when we picked up and called 911.”
She says one of her neighbors saw a truck, a black Chevy, speeding away from the scene shortly after the incident.
RCMP said two people – a man and a woman – were targeted in the attack.
A STARS air ambulance was dispatched to the scene and Gallant says he saw a victim being loaded into it.
“I don’t know what happened to the second person,” she said.
STARS told CTV News they responded to the scene around 5 p.m., where they were caring for a 39-year-old woman who had been shot.
She was taken to hospital in Calgary in stable condition, the service said.
Gallant says it’s the first time she’s seen something like this.
“We just had our Langdon (RCMP detachment) built last year. There’s only a couple of cops working in little Langdon here,” she said.
Gallant called the situation “very scary,” especially because it’s typical for children to play outside near the street.
“I’m so thankful no one else was hurt.”