Two men charged after road rage incident

Police have charged two men in what appears to be a road rage incident where a man was hit repeatedly with a tire iron in the north Walmart parking lot on Thursday.

Police have charged two men in what appears to be a road rage incident where a man was hit repeatedly with a tire iron in the north Walmart parking lot on Thursday.

Red Deer RCMP responded to a 911 call of a report of an assault in the parking lot around 2 p.m.

Police say two men and a male youth attacked a man in the parking lot and struck him repeatedly with a tire iron.

Witnesses say when the victim fell to the ground, the suspects continued to kick him. The victim’s female companion was shoved when she tried to intervene.

When witnesses approached the attackers, they fled in a Chrysler Sebring, narrowly missing one of the witnesses.

Police located the vehicle on Orr Drive, thanks to information from witnesses.

A 23-year-old Lacombe man, a 24-year-old Red Deer man and a 14-year-old Red Deer youth were taken into custody without incident.

The victim was treated at hospital for lacerations to his face and arm, and was later released.

The three males were released on recognizances. The two adults will appear in provincial court in Red Deer on April 28.

Police believe the assault may have started due to a perceived traffic altercation.

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