The 16-year-old girl who was shot with a stolen RCMP gun in October is suing police.
Court documents filed Friday show that Calli Vanderaa, along with her father Corey Vanderaa, have filed a lawsuit against the RCMP and the officer responsible for the gun.
In October, Vanderaa and a friend went to the Mac’s Convenience Stores location on Autumnwood Drive for a late night snack when two men got into an argument with group of young people.
A man shot at the car Vanderaa was in and she was hit.
The bullet pierced her lungs, colon, and spleen — she was in surgery for nine hours.
After investigating, police found out the gun was stolen from an off-duty RCMP officer’s police cruiser.
Her lawyer Robert Tapper says the shooting has had a devastating effect on Vanderaa.
“She suffered immensely as a result of this shooting, and it’s a shooting that should have never occurred. It’s mind-boggling to think that an officer would leave a firearm in the backseat of a car in a completely non-secure environment. They know very well that if a gun like that is stolen, harm is going to befall somebody, and she was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
A 22-year-old man is facing a number of charges in connection to the crime, including attempted murder.