A person and youngster are harm after allegedly stealing a automobile and exchanging gunfire with police in a excessive pace pursuit.
RCMP say they have been first known as a few stolen automobile close to Merritt at round 5:30 Sunday afternoon.
The suspect contained in the automobile was wished in connection to a stolen property file, and had evaded Merritt RCMP a day earlier in a white Ford F350 truck with a flat deck trailer.
RCMP say when officers noticed the suspect once more the following day about 5 kilometres from Merritt, officers tried to cease the motive force.
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Spike strips have been used to attempt to cease the automobile, which proved unsuccessful.
Police and the suspect fired photographs backwards and forwards earlier than the automobile lastly got here to a halt on Freeway 8 close to Snake highway and Freeway 97C.
Contained in the suspect’s automobile officers say they discovered a toddler believed to be underneath the age of 12, in addition to a male suspect.
Each have been taken to hospital with unknown accidents.
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The Unbiased Investigations Workplace has taken over the case to see whether or not police actions are linked to the accidents.
A number of scenes have been secured because the IIO investigates.
Visitors within the space was closely impacted for hours Sunday night time with the closure of Freeway 8.
No phrase when it’ll reopen to automobile visitors.
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