The Regina Police Service is currently investigating several weapons offences that took place late in the evening of Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
At approximately 10:40 p.m., on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, police were dispatched to the area of 14th Ave and Reynolds St. for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. The 33 year-old male victim was walking in this area when a vehicle – described as a black, extended cab, F-150 truck – pulled up beside him. An occupant of the truck pointed what appeared to be a firearm at the victim, and demanded personal property. The victim surrendered the property and the truck then fled the area. The victim was not physically injured in this instance.
Following this, at approximately 10:51 p.m., police were dispatched to hospital for a report of a 29 year-old male, who had sustained injuries consistent with a gunshot wound. Through investigation into this shooting incident, police determined the shooting had just taken place in the 1900 block of Montreal St. The victim was leaving a residence in this area when a vehicle, described as a “big, black four-door truck”, stopped on the street in front of the residence. A suspect in the truck pointed a firearm at the victim and discharged, it striking the victim. The vehicle then fled the area. Injuries to this victim are deemed to be non-life-threatening at this point.
The RPS Communications Centre then received a call from an individual, reporting a firearm had been discharged from a grey truck at 7th Ave and Retallack St, at approximately 10:53 p.m. There are few details on this incident as the person refused to meet with police and had no further details to share. Police went to the area and did not locate physical evidence of a firearm discharge. There is no known injury associated to this event.
At approximately 11:06 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of 2nd Ave and Garnet St. for a report of a 38 year-old male who had also sustained injuries consistent with those caused by a firearm. In this case, the victim described a newer grey Ford F-150 which stopped beside him. A suspect pointed a firearm at the victim and discharged it, striking the victim. The truck then fled the area. Injuries to this victim are deemed to be non-life-threatening at this point.
In the final incident, at approximately 11:08 p.m. police were dispatched to the area of 3rd Ave and Athol St for a report of 41 year-old male who had sustained apparent gunshot injuries. In this instance, a vehicle, believed to be a grey Ford F-150 with black stripe down the side, stopped beside the victim. A suspect pointed a firearm at the victim and discharged it, striking him. The truck then fled the area. Injuries to this victim are deemed to be serious, but non-life-threatening, at this point.
Investigation into each of these events is still active and ongoing. Investigators are still conducting inquiries and searching for potential physical evidence in order to clarify the circumstances and identify potential suspects. Although the time frame, proximity and approximate vehicle descriptions lend to the theory that these events are all related, it will have to be determined through investigation.
This morning, Regina Police received notification of an abandoned stolen Ford F-150 truck, outside of Regina. That vehicle is being recovered; however investigators are encouraging anyone who witnessed any event involving a dark-coloured truck to contact police. There are no other details available at this time.
Anyone who has information, or video, or may have witnessed even part of any of these events, is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500, or your local law enforcement agency, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). The Regina Police Service thanks the public and the media for their assistance in these matters.