Suspect sought after woman killed, a man injured in SW Calgary shooting

Police were called to the community of Evergreen early Thursday morning

Suspect being sought by Calgary police in a fatal shooting in the SW community of Evergreen on Thursday, Aug. 18. COURTESY CALGARY POLICE SERVICE

One woman has died and a man suffered life-threatening injuries after a shooting in SW Calgary early Thursday.

Now, Calgary police have release footage of a possible suspect.

Calgary police were called to the 100 block of Everwoods Court SW in the community of Evergreen around 8:20 a.m. Thursday after reports of two people in medical distress.

When police arrived, they found a man and a woman in a parked vehicle. Police said it appeared they had both been shot.

Police said the woman was declared dead at the scene. The man was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition, police said.

Calgary police have released CCTV images of a potential suspect.

COURTESY CALGARY POLICE SERVICE
COURTESY CALGARY POLICE SERVICE

The suspect is described as approximately 25 to 35 years old, approximately 5’8’ to 6’ tall, 180 pounds with a medium build, and was last seen wearing a dark blue hard hat with a black hood, bright orange T-shirt with a yellow reflective vest and dark-coloured pants.

2022 gun violence in Calgary

This shooting comes on the heels of Calgary police saying Wednesday they’d responded to 91 shootings in the city so far this year.

While they’d laid recent charges and seized firearms connected with organized crime, not all firearms incidents are gang related.

“What we are seeing now is firearms being used in the commission of all types of crime, by offenders who are not organized crime offenders,” said Insp. Jodi Gach of the CPS Organized Crime and Offender Management Section.

“While motivation for gun violence varies, each incident leaves a trail of Calgarians impacted. In each case, there are witnesses, family members, neighbours and business owners who deal with the consequences of this reckless violence,” Insp. Gach said.

Calgary police are asking anyone with information on this recent shooting to contact police at 403-266-1234.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers the following ways:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
APP: P3 Tips

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