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Pair of organized crime, targeted shootings overnight in Calgary

The Calgary Police Service is investigating a pair of unrelated shootings that occurred in the communities of Temple and Forest Heights overnight on Feb. 15.

Police responded to an organized crime shooting along the 6800 block of Temple Drive NE at 2:40 a.m. Police believe that a man was shot by a suspect in a vehicle, before the group that the man was with returned fire.

Multiple bullets struck nearby homes and vehicles along Temple Drive and Templevale Gate, police said.

The man was taken to hospital in stable condition, and two individuals that were with the man at a nearby residence were arrested by police without incident.

“Investigators believe this is a targeted shooting with organized crime motivations and that the individuals involved were known to each other,” said a Calgary Police statement on the shootings.

At 3:10 a.m., a red coloured Jeep Commander was reported on fire in the cul-de-sac of Saddleland Court NE. Police believe that this vehicle was related to the Temple shooting.

Police are looking for any witnesses or dashcam video related to the shooting from Temple Drive NE, near Templevale Gate NE, Templevale Road NE, and 43 Ave NE. They’re also looking for any witnesses or footage from Saddleland Drive NE from Saddlecrest Blvd to 89 Avenue, and near Saddlemont Blvd.

Second unrelated shooting in Forest Heights

Police are investigating a second targeted but unrelated shooting in the community of Forest Heights.

At 3:15 a.m., Calgary police were called to the intersection of 5 Ave SE and 52 Street SE, following reports that a man was shot.

That man was found by police in medical distress and was transported to the hospital in serious but stable condition.

A stolen dark grey Honda Civic was found near the location of the shooting. Investigators believe that the vehicle is related to the shooting.

“Our efforts to address gun violence rely on strong community support. If you have information that could help an investigation, such as witnessing suspicious behaviour or vehicles, please contact police,” said CPS.

“Even something small can have a great impact on an investigation.”

Anyone with information on either shooting is asked to call 403-266-1234, or submit tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers.