Man charged in weekend shooting
The Calgary Police Service Guns & Gangs Unit has charged one man in relation to a shooting that occurred over the weekend, which resulted in one man being injured.
On Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at approximately 1 a.m., police were called to a residence located in the 100 block of Martin Crossing Park N.E., for reports of a home invasion where a male had been shot. The victim, a 35-year-old man, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, where his condition has since been upgraded to critical.
Police identified a suspect and later that day executed a search warrant on a residence located in the 0 to 100 block of Woodview Terrace S.W., where one man was taken into custody.
Investigators also executed search warrant at a residence located in the 0 to 100 block of Martinwood Mews N.E., where it is believed an additional incident occurred prior to the shooting event. Police believe that both incidents were targeted and are connected.
As a result, Bangamin Salviu ANNY, 28, of Calgary has been charged with one count each of discharge a firearm with intent, using a firearm during the commission of a robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a licence and possession of a firearm while prohibited. ANNY will next appear in court on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.
“We have numerous resources dedicated to investigating, supressing and enforcing gun violence in our city,” says Staff Sergeant Greg Cooper of the CPS Guns & Gangs Unit. “These shootings cause significant concern for public safety and we are actively targeting individuals that have the potential for committing violence in our city.”
The Calgary Police Service is committed to ensuring that Calgary remains a safe place to live. Addressing the increased violence and shootings in Calgary is a priority for CPS and is being addressed by several areas of the Service.
Anyone with information about firearms offences is asked to call police at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods: