Calgary, AB,

Police investigate two separate shootings

We are investigating two shootings that occurred today in the communities of Acadia and Lower Mount Royal.

Acadia Shooting

At approximately 11:30 a.m., on Monday, May 23, 2022, we received multiple calls from citizens reporting gun shots in the 500 block of Heritage Drive S.E. Upon arrival, officers found what appeared to be firearm casings on scene and circulated the area for suspects. A male victim was located in the area with what appeared to be a gun shot wound to his leg and was taken to Foothills Medical Centre in serious but stable condition.

Police continue to look for two male suspects that were last seen leaving the area on foot.

Lower Mount Royal Shooting

At approximately 2:50 p.m., on Monday, May 23, 2022, we received reports of gun shots in the 1000 block of 17 Avenue S.W. It is believed one man was struck and suffered a gun shot wound to his arm. The victim was taken to Foothills Medical Centre in life-threating condition and has since been upgraded to stable condition.

Following the incident, witnesses reported seeing a vehicle fleeing the scene.   

We continue to investigate this incident and collect CCTV footage from surrounding businesses. We are asking anyone who may have been travelling along 17 Avenue S.W., between 9 and 11 Street, or through adjoining roads, anytime between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. today who may have dashcam footage, to contact police.

At this time, we are in the early stages of both investigations and unable to confirm if these incidents are related.

Anyone who might have witnessed these shootings or who may have information is asked to contact the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
APP: P3 Tips

Case #22204860/3705, #22205091/3947