Calgary, AB,

Seeking public assistance - Homicide - 16 Ave. and Home Rd. N.W.

The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit is asking for public assistance in a fatal shooting that took place yesterday.

Shortly before 9 p.m., Thursday, Dec.26, 2019, officers responded to a call of shots being fired in the area of 16 Avenue and Home Road N.W.

Upon arrival, they found a deceased male. Following an autopsy completed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the identity has been confirmed as Farah Hersi HANDULE, 23, of Ontario. 

It is believed HANDULE had been in Calgary since Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019.

"This is a targeted homicide carried out in a brazen way that leaves us very concerned for public safety. This easily could have resulted in a tragic outcome for innocent citizens who were in the area" says Staff Sergeant Colin Chisholm of the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit. "We are hoping that information from the public will lead us to determining who is responsible for this."

Anyone with information about this incident or who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area from 8 p.m. onwards, specifically people running or getting into vehicles between 8:45 p.m. and 9 p.m., around 16 Ave. and Home Rd. N.W., is asked to contact police by calling the non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or the Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877.

Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

APP: "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store