Shots fired during car crash and in condo complex parking lot in NE Edmonton

Two cars were involved in a collision, one has a bullet hole in the windshield. Tuesday Oct. 27, 2020 (Sean Amato/CTV News Edmonton)

Police in northeast Edmonton are trying to figure out how two vehicles smashed into each other, one of which ended up with a bullet hole in its front windshield, Tuesday night.

The scene was one of two shootings police were investigating in northeast Edmonton; officers believed they were related.

The first shooting happened around six p.m.

When officers arrived at a condo complex at 163 Avenue and 95 Street, they found several spent bullet casings in the parking lot and a bullet hole in the building, but no injured people.

Police were told two vehicles fled from the parking lot after the shots were fired. 

Officers then responded to a second shooting and crash around 6:45 p.m. near the intersection of 167 Avenue and 82 Street.

Investigators believe a person in one vehicle shot at the other vehicle, causing the driver to swerve into a third vehicle in an adjacent lane. 

The vehicle from which the shot was fired fled. 

No one was hit in the latter shooting either, everyone in the remaining two vehicles at the crash site were taken to hospital with minor injuries, EPS said. 

At the scene, a black BMW had a smashed front end and a bullet hole in the drivers’ side of the windshield. A black Hyundai SUV had rear-end damage and was parked in front of the car.

Police said no arrests had been made in either case.