Investigation closes on Claresholm Alta. shooting case

RCMP is done trying to connect the dots in the murder-suicide case of southern Alberta highway. The loved ones of the dead victims are making arrangements for funeral and memorial.

RCMP spokesman Sgt. Patrick Webb told the media: “There is no investigation. There are no charges laid. We are now interviewing and re-interviewing people.”

During the deadly shootout, only a 21-year-old girl survived with severe injuries. Shayna Conway has given the eyewitness account to RCMP as she goes in for surgery today. In the wake of Conway’s account, RCMP confirmed that Derek Jensen, 21, shot and killed Tabitha Stepple, 21, Tanner Craswell, 22, and Mitch MacLean, 20 before shooting himself down.

Conway said she was driving the vehicle and stepped out of the car. She was shot several times but managed to survive the gun wounds, while Stepple and Craswell were shot and killed in the vehicle where they sat. The fourth victim, MacLean died on the way to hospital.

MacLean’s memorial service will be held on Thursday at Winsloe United Church at 10 a.m. and Craswell’s funeral is scheduled for Friday at the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer at 10 a.m. in Charlottetown. However, Stepple’s relatives said funeral plans will be made public today.

“We would like our privacy. We may talk [to media] after the funeral,” said her father, Randy Stepple, on Sunday.

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