An unknown person fired five or six shots — some which hit a parked vehicle — in Deer Park on Tuesday evening, a resident said.
The man, who asked not to be identified, said he heard the shots right outside a window of his home at about 10:30 p.m. He didn’t see the shooter or the shooting.
Red Deer RCMP confirmed there was a shooting but the shots were not fired at any people, and they were not planning to release any further information until Thursday.
When the man heard the shots, he said he thought it might have been fireworks, but then quickly realized it was gunshots. He lay down on his couch when he heard the noise.
“Oh my God, someone just got murdered,” he thought.
However, no one was injured and it appears as though the shooter was aiming at the vehicle.
“I didn’t move.”
But he did decide eventually to go outside, where he saw a neighbour who told him police had been called.
Soon after, RCMP “were swarming the area,” the man said. The shooting occurred in the Denovan Crescent area.
The vehicle that was struck had three bullet holes, the man said.
Police triangulated the gunshots using laser beams and were still there after 2 a.m.