Seeking public assistance in relation to Rundle shooting
The Calgary Police Service Guns & Gangs Unit is seeking public assistance in relation to a shooting that occurred last night.
On Sunday, July 28, 2019, at approximately 9:15 p.m., a shooting occurred in the 4900 block of Rundleview Road N.E., involving a black BMW and a black Chrysler 300. It is believed the driver of the BMW was pulled over and speaking to the driver of a third vehicle, at which time the Chrysler 300 drove up and the shooting occurred. Both the BMW and the Chrysler 300 then fled the area at a high rate of speed. No injuries have been reported as a result.
The Chrysler 300, which has since been reported stolen, was recovered unoccupied a short distance away, however, investigators are seeking public assistance to locate the BMW. The vehicle is described as a black BMW that may have body damage, including a missing window, as a result of the shooting. A photo of the BMW, pulled over beside the third vehicle, is available above.
Prior to this incident, at approximately 9:05 p.m., residents in the 3400 block of 48 Street N.E., reported what is believed to have been another shooting, also involving a black BMW, which occurred in the alley behind the street. Police attended the scene, however, have been unable to locate evidence of a shooting. At this time, no victims or intended targets of this alleged shooting have come forward.
Police are asking residents who have homes that back onto the alley behind the 3400 block of 48 Street N.E., to check their yards, sheds, garages and houses for any evidence of a shooting. Citizens with CCTV of the area are also asked to contact police if they have not yet done so. Information can be reported to police by calling 403-266-1234.
“The offenders in this shooting have demonstrated little regard for public safety,” says Staff Sergeant Greg Cooper of the CPS Guns & Gangs Unit. “This shooting happened in the middle of a street, in a busy residential neighbourhood, at a time when citizens were out and about and in their front yards. At this time, the individuals targeted in the shootings have not come forward and we are relying heavily on information from the public to solve this case. We know that people in the community have information that can assist us, and it is crucial for them to speak with our investigators so that we can continue to address these types of incidents.”
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 the location or driver of the BMW is asked to call police at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods: