Calgary Police Investigate Linked Shootings, Seek Public’s Dashcam Footage

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Authorities in Calgary are in the midst of investigating two distinct yet seemingly interlinked shooting incidents that transpired at the southwest and southeast regions of the city over the weekend. The suspicion is that these events are connected, targeting the same individual in what appears to be an orchestrated crime.

The investigation spearheaded by the Calgary Police’s organized crime and offender management section started unfolding on Saturday afternoon following the reported shootings. Initial reports suggested that one of the shootings transpired in the northwest part of the city, around Sarcee Trail and Stoney Trail.

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Nevertheless, new details started surfacing by Monday, painting a more complex scenario. As per a fresh news release, the attention of the authorities was drawn to a reported exchange of gunfire involving two vehicles along the westbound Glenmore Trail, near 37 Street S.W, around 2:45 p.m. on Saturday.

Hardly half an hour later, law enforcement officers rushed to a residence on the 100 block of Seton Passage S.E, following reports of a man encountering gunfire as he was parking his vehicle. Police subsequently identified a man suffering from gunshot wounds, who was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital in serious condition.

Witnesses told law enforcement that multiple shots had been fired near Seton, resulting in four neighbouring structures being hit, before the alleged culprits sped away in a stolen vehicle. Upon assessing both crime scenes, investigators devised a probable link between the two incidents and are currently collating evidence.

The suspects, at this stage of the investigation, remain unidentified, and unfortunately, the victim is not providing cooperation. Staff Sergeant Roland Stewart from the Organized Crime Response Unit voiced his concerns over the shocking level of violence. He reiterated that such reckless disregard for public safety is deeply alarming and will not be condoned.

Stewart further stated, “The safety of unsuspecting bystanders was unnecessarily put at risk during the incidents on Saturday, a fact that has left many Calgarians understandably shaken. We’ve tasked various resources across our Service to pursue these investigations thoroughly, urging anyone with information or dashcam footage from the area to assist us.”

In pursuit of evidence, investigators are currently seeking dash-cam footage from drivers who were traversing the Tsuut’ina Trail/Stoney Trail, both southbound and eastbound, in the area between Glenmore Trail S.W. and 52 Street S.E., on the 30th of September, between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.