Calgary police hunt for suspect in weekend shooting death

A vehicle fire in the area is also believed related to the shooting, police said

The Calgary Police Service. LIVEWIRE FILE PHOTO

Calgary police are investigating what they believe is a targeted attack that left one person dead Saturday evening.

Police were called to the 1800 block of 26 Avenue SW around 5:30 p.m. on May 22, for multiple reports of gunshots in the area. When they arrived they found a man shot inside a vehicle. The vehicle was parked in an alley behind 26 Avenue SW, police said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Just after the shooting, Calgary police responded to a vehicle fire located in the 2200 block of 31 Avenue SW. Police believe it’s related.  According to witnesses, multiple suspects left the original vehicle and fled in a second vehicle. They believe it to be a blue, four-door car, possibly a Suburu Impreza.

They fled the scene.

“The level of violence demonstrated in this incident is extremely concerning to us,” said Staff Sergeant Martin Schiavetta of the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit, in a prepared release.

“We are dedicating resources from across the Service to this investigation to ensure that the individuals involved are held accountable.”

Details in the case are still limited, though police believe it was a targeted attack. Police are speaking with witnesses and looking at area CCTV in the hunt for clues.

Anyone with information is asked to call 403-266-1234.

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