Anniversary of southern Alberta highway shooting that ended with 4 lives lost

Associated Press

CLARESHOLM, Alta. - It's been a year since three people were shot and killed on a dark southern Alberta highway by a young man angry at his former girlfriend.

Derek Jensen gunned down Tabitha Stepple along with two promising baseball players near Claresholm on Dec. 15, 2011, before killing himself.

Stepple and her friend Shayna Conway were driving Tanner Craswell and Mitch Maclean to the Calgary airport so they could fly home for Christmas.

The two young men were from Prince Edward Island, but had come to Alberta to hone their skills with a Lethbridge baseball team.

Conway, also from P.E.I., survived the shooting and moved back home to begin a long recovery.

A memorial is being held at the Prairie Baseball Academy in Lethbridge to remember the victims.

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