MOSCOW, January 17 (Sputnik) — One of two police officers hospitalized after being shot by a gunman in western Canada is in "grave" condition, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) assistant commissioner Marlin Degrand said on Saturday.
17 January 2015, 17:45 GMT
"The names of these officers will not be released at this time, but I can tell you that one is in very grave condition, and the other is in serious but stable condition," Degrand told reporters at a press conference.
According to the commissioner, the suspect is still at large in the vicinity of St. Albert, a northern suburb of Edmonton, the capital of Alberta province.
The uniformed officers were shot and wounded "during an interaction with an individual at a casino," who Degrand identified as a suspect in the case involving a vehicle theft.
A manhunt is underway for an approximately 30-year-old "armed and dangerous" white male and local residents were asked to stay away from the area of the ongoing investigation.