A violent crime spree has left one man with life-threatening injuries. 
 
Around 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday (Mar.27), police received information about a home invasion and kidnapping at a residence in the area of 106 Avenue and 123 Street in Edmonton.
 
Reportedly, two men were abducted at gunpoint, assaulted and robbed by a group of individuals. The two men were able to escape with non-life-threatening injuries.
 
Around 10:30 p.m., police spotted the vehicle believed to have been involved in the kidnapping. The vehicle (which ended up being stolen) allegedly met with a second vehicle, which was later found to have been taken from Fort Saskatchewan.
 
Both vehicles left Edmonton on Manning Drive (Highway 15) and were involved in a road rage incident.
 
The suspects stopped at the intersection of 18th Street and Manning Drive and a firearm was allegedly discharged, hitting a nearby motorist.
 
The motorist, a 38-year-old lost control of his vehicle and veered into a ditch. The man is currently in hospital with life-threatening injuries. He wasn't known to the suspects.
 
Following the shooting, both suspect vehicles continued to travel northbound toward Gibbons, where they were later stopped with the assistance of Air1, the EPS Canine and Tactical Unit, Northeast Division officers and the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP.
 
A number of weapons were recovered.
 
Investigators have a number of individuals in custody. No charges have been formally laid at this time.
 
More to come.

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