PIERCELAND - A vehicle that was last seen heading into Alberta from Saskatchewan early Wednesday morning is being sought by RCMP after police called off a pursuit in order to reduce the risk to other motorists.
At about 12:30 a.m., Pierceland RCMP received a report of a shot fired from a vehicle travelling south on an access road on Big Island Cree Territory.
"Initial investigation determined the source of the gunshot came from a pick-up truck with very bright headlights reported to have been tailgating the vehicle," according to Saskatchewan RCMP.
The vehicle is described as a silver 2010 GMC pick-up truck with a crew cab, and a license plate ending with “WK." It is unknown what the provincial issuer of the license plate is, at this time.
Pierceland RCMP made patrols around the community, looking for the suspect pick-up truck. At about 2:15 a.m., RCMP located the truck travelling through the Big Island Cree Territory town site.
"Officers attempted a traffic stop; however, the pick-up truck failed to stop. Officers initiated a pursuit as the pick-up truck travelled west on Highway 55 toward the Alberta border. During the course of the pursuit, occupants of the vehicle were throwing items out of the window at the police vehicle," report police. "Officers continued to assess the safety of this pursuit and terminated it a short time later to reduce the risk to of impacting the safety of other motorists."
Pierceland RCMP notified Alberta RCMP of the incident and have requested assistance to locate the truck.
The truck is believed to be occupied by four adult females, who may be armed with firearms. If the truck is seen, do not approach the vehicle or occupants.
The public is urged to report sightings of the suspect truck to police by calling 310-RCMP or your local police service.
"Pierceland RCMP are conducting proactive patrols in the area, obtaining witness statements, and following-up on information provided to police to help locate the vehicle and the suspects involved," according to Saskatchewan RCMP.
The investigation remains ongoing.