Calgary, AB,

Downtown shooting investigation

The Calgary Police Service is investigating after two people were shot downtown last night.

At approximately 10:30 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, a man and woman, both in their 20s, were standing in the 200 block of 8 Avenue S.W. when a car drove up. The occupants of the vehicle discharged a weapon at the man and woman before fleeing the scene in the vehicle.

Both the man and the woman were injured as a result and taken to hospital in serious but stable condition.

In support of ongoing Guns and Gangs Unit investigations, several police units were deployed at that time throughout the city conducting suppression efforts and directed patrols in relation to the ongoing violence.  As a result, they were able to locate a vehicle believed connected to the incident at a gas station in the 2000 block of 16 Avenue N.E., where the CPS Tactical Unit took two occupants into custody for questioning. It is not yet known whether the occupants of the vehicle were directly involved in the shooting.

Initial indications led police to believe the vehicle involved in the shooting downtown last night may be linked to the possible abduction of a man in downtown Calgary on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. The connection to the two incidents is still under investigation and no further information is available at this time.

The man who may have been abducted has not yet been identified or located, and no one has been reported missing matching his description. Police continue to ask for the public’s assistance with any information related to this incident.

Anyone with information about the shooting, or the possible abduction, is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

CASE # 15471729/15470263