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Two dead in separate weekend incidents, say Calgary police

Calgary police are investigating after a man found downtown Calgary was rushed to hospital where he later died.

Officers were called to the area of 11 Avenue and 1 Street SE around 4:50 a.m. Sunday after reports of a man in medical distress. According to police that man was taken to hospital where he later died.

An autopsy is expected to take place this week to determine cause of death.

In the police release, they said that there was no indication this suspicious death was connected to a Saturday afternoon shooting in Saddleridge that left one person dead and another in life-threatening condition.

Police believe there were several witnesses in this case and are looking for people to step forward with information.

Officers were called to the 200 block of Saddlecrest Boulevard NE after reports of a shooting. One person was found dead at the scene and another man was taken to hospital.

Police said they don’t yet have any suspect descriptions as the Homicide Unit investigation is ongoing.

Anyone that was in the alley between 7:15 and 7:45 p.m. and saw or heard anything that was suspicious should contact police.

“We need witnesses to come forward to help us put a stop to these brazen shootings that are putting innocent bystanders at risk,” said Calgary police Homicide Unit Staff Sgt. Martin Schiavetta.

“If you were in the area at the time, please contact us. Even the smallest piece of information could be critical to our investigation.”

The victim in the Saddleridge shooting is believed to be in his 30s. More details will come after an autopsy is done. The other victim, in his 20s, remains in hospital in critical condition.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call the Calgary Police non-emergency line at 403-266-1234.