Calgary Police investigating fatal shooting which left one person dead

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The Calgary Police confirmed a fatal shooting in Southwest of the city which left one person dead, saying an investigation is underway.

“Today, Saturday, May 22, 2021, at approximately 5:30 p.m., we were called to the 1800 block of 26 Avenue S.W., for multiple reports of gunshots in the area. Upon arrival, police located a man suffering from gunshot wounds inside a vehicle, which was parked in the alley behind 26 Avenue S.W. The man was pronounced dead on scene,” according to an official statement.

The statement further added “Shortly after the shooting, police responded to a vehicle fire located in the 2200 31 Avenue S.W., that is believed to be related. According to witnesses, multiple suspects then entered a second vehicle, a blue, four-door car, possibly a Subaru Impreza or Legacy, and fled the scene.”

The statement also added that no suspect has been arrested in connection with the incident so far.

Staff Sergeant Martin Schiavetta of the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit has said “The level of violence demonstrated in this incident is extremely concerning to us. We are dedicating resources from across the Service to this investigation to ensure that the individuals involved are held accountable.”

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