EDMONTON — Employees and customers of an Edmonton car dealership were struggling to deal with a shooting Friday morning in which two men were killed and a third man sent to hospital.
Police said shots rang out at Great West Chrysler Jeep, in the city’s west end, shortly before 8 a.m. as customers were dropping off their vehicles to be serviced.
“Police received a phone call from Great West Chrysler Jeep advising that a male came in to the dealership. Shots were fired,” Insp. Denis Jubinville said.
“Police arrived on scene and they found that three males had been shot. Two are deceased — one believed to be the shooter. The third is at hospital at this time.”
Police would not comment on what the motivation may have been behind the shooting, if the gunman shot himself or if the gunman was a dealership employee.
No information was released about the other gunshot victims.
Jubinville said police were interviewing employees and customers at the dealership as forensic and other officers were investigating the crime scene.
“We are working with management right now to assist them,” he said. “Obviously this is not the kind of scene we deal with every day. A lot of people within are shaken up.”
The owner and managers at Great West Chrysler were not available for comment.
A recorded phone message said the dealership is closed for the day.
Chrysler Canada officials could not be reached for comment.