Calgary, AB,

Police seek witnesses in September long weekend shooting

The Calgary Police Service Guns & Gangs Unit is seeking public assistance to identify individuals involved in a shooting that took place earlier this month.

On Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, just before 9 p.m., police received reports of a shooting that occurred in the 4800 to 5200 block of Whitehorn Drive N.E. It is believed that two vehicles, an SUV and a light-coloured car, were involved in the shooting and were reported to be driving aggressively throughout the area.

Police attended the scene and located evidence of a shooting, however the individuals involved had fled the area prior to police arrival. It is unknown if anyone was injured as a result of the shootings.

After speaking with witnesses, it was learned that the SUV involved in the shooting almost collided with another driver's vehicle in the intersection of 52 Street and Whitehorn Drive N.E. Investigators are looking to speak to anyone who may have witnessed these vehicles or was almost involved in a collision with a vehicle in this area.

Detectives are also asking that anyone with dashcam footage from the area on the night of Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, contact police.

"Receiving information from witnesses is critical in our investigations. This shooting happened on a busy street with lots of other drivers and bystanders in the area who may have seen something," says Staff Sergeant Greg Cooper of the CPS Guns & Gangs Unit. "We are looking for anyone who might have witnessed or may have dashcam footage of these vehicles near Whitehorn Drive on Sunday, September 1, at around 9 p.m. to come forward and speak with us."

The Calgary Police Service is committed to ensuring that Calgary remains a safe place to live. Addressing the increased violence and shootings in northeast Calgary is a priority for CPS and is being addressed by several areas of the Service.

Anyone with information about this shooting or dashcam footage from the scene is asked to call police 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" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store

Case #19377986/3778