Guns and Gangs Arrests
The Calgary Police Service Guns & Gangs Unit has made progress with several recent shooting investigations.
In the first case, investigators have charged a 26 year-old-man following a shooting incident outside a northeast bar.
At approximately 11 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, following an altercation several people were ejected from a bar in the 1400 block of 52 Street N.E.
As the two groups continued to argue outside, one of the men pulled out a handgun and fired several shots towards the rival group and the bar.
One man was shot in the foot, while several others inside the bar sought cover from other rounds that breached the establishment’s exterior. At least one patron received minor injures from flying glass.
Shortly after the incident warrants were issued for Ramin DADKHUDA, 26, of Calgary. He was arrested at the end of October and charged with multiple weapons offences, as well as two counts of aggravated assault.
In the second and unrelated case, officers have charged a local man with attempted murder following a shooting incident, also last October, in Pineridge.
On Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, two groups of men met in the 6700 block of 26 Avenue N.E. Both groups arrived in vehicles at approximately 7:30 p.m. As their two cars pulled up beside each other, shots were fired from one vehicle into the other. The driver of the target vehicle was shot in the face, while the offenders fled the area in the second car.
Three days later, on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, the offender turned himself in to police and was charged.
Amaninder SINGH, 22, of Calgary is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, five counts of failing to comply, and multiple firearms offences.
In a more recent case, Guns and Gangs Unit detectives have charged two men in connection with an ongoing shooting investigation at a northeast home.
At approximately 11:30 p.m., on Jan. 1, 2015, police received a complaint of a drive-by shooting in the 700 block of Rundleside Drive N.E. Several people were inside the home at the time of the shooting, however, no one was injured.
On Jan. 3, following the initial stages of the investigation, a search warrant was executed in the 7000 block of 80 Avenue N.E. (a residence and a vehicle). In the course of warrant execution the following was seized:
- a loaded handgun, with a defaced serial number
- over $35,000 cash
- Approximately $27,000 of Oxycodone
- And approximately $1,000 of cocaine
Abdullah AMER, 20, and Azad Ahmed HAJI, 28, both of Calgary were arrested in relation to the execution of these warrants.
Both subjects have been charged with multiple firearms related offences, as well as possession and trafficking of a controlled substance, possession of property obtained by crime and multiple counts of breaching conditions.
Links from the results of these warrants to the Rundleside shooting itself are still under investigation and any related charges specific to that event have yet to be laid.
None of these incidents are believed to be random, but rather targeted events.