Charges laid in northeast shooting – July 31
The Calgary Police Service Guns & Gangs Unit has charged one man with seven firearms offences in relation to a shooting that occurred last week.
On Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at approximately 9:30 p.m., police were called to a parking lot located in the 3300 block of 64 Street N.E., for reports that a shooting had occurred. Officers responded to the area, however the suspects had fled the scene prior to police arrival. No injuries were reported as a result of the shooting.
Based on information provided by witnesses, police contained a residence located in 1000 block of Marcombe Way N.E., however, no suspects were located when the residence was searched.
Investigators reviewed CCTV footage from the incident and were able to identify one of the men involved. As a result, on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, with assistance from the CPS Tactical Unit, one man was taken into custody without incident.
Ahmed Hassan RAKKA, 23, of Calgary, has since been charged with one count each of discharging a firearm with intent to wound, possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm without a licence, possession of a firearm without a registration certificate, possession of a prohibited/restricted firearm with ammunition, possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order and breach of a recognizance order. RAKKA will next appear in court on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019.
“While this shooting was a targeted attack, the potential for a member of public to have been injured was extremely high,” says Staff Sergeant Greg Cooper of the CPS Guns & Gangs Unit. “The total disregard for the safety of the public shown by the suspects involved in this incident is very concerning to us and we will continue to investigate until all of the suspects involved have been identified and charged.”
The Calgary Police Service is committed to ensuring that Calgary remains a safe place to live. Addressing the increased violence and shootings in northeast Calgary is a priority for CPS and is being addressed by several areas of the Service.
The investigation remains ongoing and additional arrests and charges are expected, however, the Calgary Police Service still requires the public’s assistance to resolve this incident.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call police at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods: