Calgary, AB,

Police lay charges after shooting in South Calgary

We have laid charges after a shooting that occurred yesterday in a busy residential area.

At approximately 4:10 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, we responded to multiple reports of a shooting in the 1700 block of 28 Avenue S.W.

Upon arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. After officers cleared the scene EMS treated the victim and transported him to hospital. While investigating the scene of the shooting, officers located multiple firearm casings and a loaded .45 calibre pistol.

Prior to police arrival, a Good Samaritan attempted to transport  a second man to hospital, but once in the vehicle, he requested to be dropped off at a different downtown location near the 700 block of 11 Street S.W. After further investigation, police located the man inside a residence in the 700 block of 9 Street S.W., where he was taken into custody and transported to hospital to treat minor injuries sustained during the shooting. He has since been charged.

Moses DANTO, 27, of Calgary, has been charged with:

     o   One count of careless use of firearm
     o   One count of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public
     o   One count of firearm: unauthorized possession
     o   One count of possess firearm without a licence
     o   One count of possess a prohibited/restricted firearm with ammunition
     o   One count of possession of a weapon obtained by crime
     o   One count of failure to comply with probation order
     o   Two counts of firearm or weapon: possession contrary to prohibition order

It is believed that this shooting was targeted and that multiple individuals were involved. Officers are in the process of reviewing evidence to identify additional suspects and anyone with information is asked to come forward.  

Addressing gun violence continues to be a priority for our Service. Through investigation, prevention, and enforcement activities we have coordinated our resources to reduce victimization and enhance community safety.  

Our efforts to address gun violence rely on strong community support. If you have information that could help this investigation, such as witnessing suspicious behaviour or vehicles, please 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 # CA22398288/3774