New information sought in 2016 near-fatal shooting
Police are releasing new information and photos in connection with a near-fatal 2016 shooting, in hopes of obtaining further assistance from the public.
At approximately 8:05 a.m., on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, police were called to the 2200 block of 7 Street S.W., for reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, a man in his 40s was located injured inside a vehicle and was taken to hospital in serious condition. He later physically recovered from his injuries.
Officers immediately flooded the area and began gathering information about suspect descriptions and the involvement of any vehicles. Shortly after, at approximately 8:10 a.m., a vehicle fire was reported a few blocks away from the shooting, in the 3800 block of 7 Street S.W.
The investigation has revealed a white SUV was observed leaving the scene of the shooting at a high rate of speed. It is believed this same SUV was the vehicle that was deliberately set on fire shortly after the shooting. Photos of this vehicle, a white, Hyundai Sante Fe, can be found on The City of Calgary Newsroom.
Since the shooting, this case has been actively investigated as an attempted murder. After pursuing numerous investigative leads and talking to a number of people, police have acquired new information about this crime and are once again seeking public assistance for information about this case. To protect the integrity of the investigation, this new information will not be shared publicly at this time.
“It has been nearly a year since the shooting. A lot can happen in a year – people can talk and allegiances can change. We know there are people out there who know what happened and we want to speak with them,” says CPS Staff Sgt. Jodi Gach.
Photos of the victim’s windshield and credit card, both of which were struck by bullets, are being released. The titanium credit card was in the pocket of a suit vest being worn by the victim at the time of the shooting. The photos are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.
“The photos show how violent this encounter was. This attack occurred as people were leaving for work, and children were leaving for school. The culprit’s reckless disregard for public safety easily could have had fatal implications for not just the victim, but for the people in this neighbourhood,” says Staff Sgt. Gach.
Anyone with information about this case, or the movement of the SUV in the hours or days prior to the shooting, is asked to contact police. A tip line and email has been established in relation to this case:
1-855-738-8400 (Toll Free)
Alternatively, members of the public who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $2,000 for tips that lead to an arrest. To leave an anonymous tip, Crime Stoppers can be contacted using any of the following methods: