Timeline of events after four G4S employees were shot during a delivery at the U of A's HUB Mall in Edmonton, Alberta.
Created by edmontonjournal on Jun 15, 2012
Last updated: 06/17/12 at 11:36 AM
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Accused triple murderer Travis Baumgartner arrived at the border crossing between Aldergrove, B.C., and Lynden, Wash., on Saturday afternoon with $330,000 in cash and his mother’s stolen licence plate still on the back of his truck.
The victims of the shooting are publicly identified. Michelle Shegelski, Brian Ilesic and Eddie Rejano died of their wounds. Matthew Schumam was still in critical condition.
Father Kenneth Kearns Catholic school near Travis Baumgartner's home in Sherwood Park initiates a lock down in the early afternoon.
Edmonton police announce they are in the process of filing warrants for the arrest of Travis Brandon Baumgartner, 21, on three counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted murder.
A couple leaves flowers at the scene of the abandoned G4S truck, bouquets for Matt, Michelle, Brian and Eddie.
Edmonton police release a photo of Travis Brandon Baumgartner, 21, and declare him a person of interest, asking the public to watch out for his dark blue For F-150 truck with licence number ZRE 724.
Neighbours watch police surround a home in Sherwood Park where Travis Baumgartner lived.
Mayor Stephen Mandel sends his message by Twitter: “Condolences to everyone touched by the fatal robbery/shooting at #UAlberta. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. #yeg #senselesstragedy”
Advanced Education Minister Stephen Khan posts: “My deepest sympathies to the victims and their families and the #UAlberta community.”
Alberta Wildrose leader Danielle Smith posts the message: “My thoughts are with the families of the #UofA shooting victims. Hoping the fourth recovers and those responsible are caught.”
Reached in Toronto, G4S company spokeswoman Robin Steinberg says: “Nothing like this has happened before. I’ve been with G4S for five and a half years and nothing even close to this. This is just horrific.”
The U of A issues a campus-wide alert on its text-message system, which simply says HUB Mall will be closed until 7 p.m. Some students report not getting the messages on their phones until 9 a.m.
U of A posts an emergency alert on its website: “Armoured car robbery on campus in HUB Mall. Edmonton police are on scene. Exams and other university operations are proceeding as regularly scheduled.”
Official U of A Twitter account posts: “#ualberta Armoured car robbery in HUB Mall earlier. Edm Police on scene. HUB locked down. Exams & other business proceeding as scheduled.”
Homicide detectives arrive and take over the investigation.
Official U of A Twitter account posts: “#ualberta people are unharmed. HUB in lockdown — avoid the area.”
News of the shooting starts to dominate the Twitter conversation. @mariam_di, the handle for Journal reporter Mariam Ibrahim on scene, becomes the first shooting-related word to trend in Edmonton, followed shortly by HUB.
Police publicly confirm three people are dead and a fourth victim is in critical condition.
U of A provost Carl Amrhein gets a call from police regarding the shooting and mobilizes the university’s crisis management team.
Students react to the sounds of gunshots. “Hi, I am in the basement of HUB and there is a shooter upstairs. Can you please tell me what is going on?”
Edmonton Journal cameras at the Eastgate printing plant record video of a blue G4S truck driving past. The truck is later found parked on the side of the road blocks away, just outside the G4S compound. Police request copies of the video.
Students in dorm rooms above the indoor shopping street hear a man screaming, and watch police break through a heavy door. They pull out the injured man and two bodies. Another victim’s body is found lying outside the building.
Students around the University of Alberta begin posting on Twitter about hearing sirens, a helicopter and loud banging. Some students report they are on a “lockdown.”
Two volunteer members of Safewalk, a campus service that accompanies staff and students at night, first found the crime scene. “Tonight, a friend and I discovered three shot security guards. Two were dead, one was screaming for us to help him. Worst night ever,” Safewalk volunteer Sapphira Nuttall wrote on Twitter.