Suspects involved in two carjackings in Edmonton and Sherwood Park overnight have fled across the border to Saskatchewan, police said Thursday morning.
At around 12:30 a.m., RCMP said they were first informed by Edmonton police of the first carjacking involving a black Ford Fusion somewhere in Edmonton.
At the same time, a man sustained non-life threatening injuries after being shot in the shoulder and neck at a Holiday Inn Express on Broadmoor Avenue in Sherwood Park.
Five minutes later, the stolen Ford Fusion was involved in another armed carjacking with a shotgun at the Flying J gas station, where a black Chrysler 300 with Saskatchewan licence plates was stolen.
RCMP did not make it clear as to how the two incidents are linked. Police said the stolen Ford Fusion and the stolen Chrysler 300 fled the gas station towards the Alberta-Saskatchewan border.
A short while later a black Ford Fusion was found engulfed in flames on Highway 16 at Range Road 195. Police have not confirmed if the burned vehicle is the same one used in the carjacking.
The Chrysler 300 was later seen traveling at a high rate of speed through the Vegreville area before being located in Saskatchewan. It is believed the occupants of the vehicle are now in Saskatchewan and are still at large.
The suspects are believed to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached.
The shooting victim was transported to the Royal Alexandria hospital where he was treated for his injuries.