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Calgary Police Seek Witnesses for Daytime Shooting Incident in Targeted Attack

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Calgary Police Seek Witnesses for Daytime Shooting Incident in Targeted Attack

Calgary Police Seek Community Help After Shooting Near School

Calgary police are urging members of the community to come forward with any information or video footage related to a brazen shooting near a school that left an innocent bystander injured. The incident, believed to be a targeted shooting involving organized crime, has deeply shaken the community.

Police Chief Mark Neufeld emphasized that Calgary is still a safe city but acknowledged that incidents like this are occurring in unexpected places such as quiet neighborhoods. Neufeld called on the community to cooperate with the police and work together to prevent gang and gun violence.

The shooting occurred on October 27th around 1:15 p.m. in the 200 block of Pinemill Way Northeast. The suspects, driving a white SUV, were waiting outside a nearby residence and began shooting when their intended target left the house. The man being chased found shelter in a nearby home where innocent bystanders were standing outside. Unfortunately, one of the bystanders, a man in his 40s, was hit by a bullet and taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Importance of Community Involvement

Calgary Police Superintendent Cory Dayley stated that the investigation is still in progress but mentioned how vital community involvement is in preventing such incidents. Citizens are encouraged to report any suspicious activities or share any information they may have with the police.

Organized Crime and Gun Violence

Chief Neufeld highlighted the need for collective action against organized crime and gun-related incidents. He revealed that Calgary police are already monitoring hundreds of offenders and have confiscated 340 illegal firearms this year. However, he stressed that citizens have a better sense of their neighborhoods and should promptly report anything that seems out of the ordinary.

Appeal for Information and Footage

Authorities are requesting anyone with information about the incident, eyewitness accounts, or dashcam and CCTV footage from the 200 block of Pinemill Way N.E. and the 3100 block of 60 Street N.E. between noon and 2 p.m. on October 27th to contact the CPS non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Anonymous tips can also be provided to Crime Stoppers.

Community Safety and Unity

Chief Neufeld concluded by emphasizing that incidents like this have the potential to end tragically and that prevention requires a collective effort from the community. He urged citizens to prioritize community safety and work together to remove criminals from the streets.

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