Calgary, AB,

Police respond to early morning shooting

Earlier this morning, police responded to reports of a shooting in the southeast community of Forest Lawn that has left one man in hospital.

Shortly before 4 a.m., today, Wednesday, May 17, 2023, police were called to the area of 36 Street and 17 Avenue S.E. for reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, first responders located a man, in his 30s, who was in medical distress. The man was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition. He remains in hospital and has since been upgraded to stable condition.

Investigators believe this to be a targeted incident.

Police continue to search for the suspect(s) and are asking for the public’s assistance to come forward with any information about the incident, including any suspicious activity or vehicles seen in the area around the time of the shooting.

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 an investigation, such as witnessing suspicious behaviour or vehicles, please contact police. Even something small can have a great impact on an investigation.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time. 

Anyone with information, CCTV or dashcam footage of the incident or of the moments leading up to the event, is asked to call 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


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