Monday, January 19, 2015

Canadian media mention the race of an assailant -- I wonder why?

Two Canadian police officers have been shot near Edmonton, Alberta and the suspect is still at large, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said on Saturday.

The two officers were being treated in hospital.  One of the officers was in "very grave condition" and the other was in serious but stable condition, Assistant Commissioner Marlin Degrand said during a news conference.  He said the manhunt was a "dynamic and unfolding event."

The shooting happened around 3am local time in St Albert, Alberta, a community northwest of the provincial capital of Edmonton.

Degrand said the officers were shot inside the Apex Casino in St. Albert, which was open at the time of the incident, while investigating a stolen car parked at the location.

The hunt for the unidentified gunman was continuing. He was considered "armed and dangerous."  The shooter was described as a white male between the ages of 25 and 35, wearing a two-toned blue striped jacket and jeans.

SOURCE.  Update here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I suppose now, that if the race is omitted in the report, that the suspect is NOT white. Sounds good to me.