Calgary, AB,

Police investigating fatal shooting in the Beltline

Update: Following the completion of next of kin notification, we can now confirm the identity of the victim as Thane Cameron CLAYTON, 40. Anyone who may have had recent contact with Thane is asked to contact police.

Original release below:

Our Homicide Unit is investigating a fatal drive-by shooting that occurred last night in the Beltline.

At approximately 9:10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, we responded to reports of gunshots in the 600 block of 10th Avenue S.W. Upon arrival, officers located a deceased man with apparent gunshot wounds.

CCTV footage collected from the area confirmed the victim had been walking westbound on 10th Avenue S.W., towards Sixth Street S.W., when a dark-coloured SUV pulled up and an occupant of the vehicle fired multiple shots at him before fleeing the scene. The suspect vehicle was last seen travelling southbound on Sixth Street S.W. and turning onto westbound 13th Avenue S.W.

Following an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner today, Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, the victim has been identified as a 40-year-old man who is not believed to be from the Calgary area. He has ties to Vancouver, B.C., Edmonton, Alta. and Halifax, N.S. The name of the victim will be released upon completion of the next of kin notification.

At this time, we do not have information to suggest whether this was a targeted incident.

Investigators are asking for witnesses or anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage from the area around the time of the shooting to contact police.

“This volatile incident showed a blatant disregard for human life and jeopardized the safety of bystanders,” said Det. Lee Treit of the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit. “Video footage and witnesses are vital for us to hold the offenders in this brazen attack accountable, and we are asking for anyone with information to come forward.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 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 # CA23513455/4277