Calgary, AB,

Update #1 – Fatal shooting in Crestmont

Following an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the victim from yesterday’s homicide in Crestmont has been identified as 37-year-old Avinder Singh TOOR.

We can now confirm that a burned-out vehicle that was located at a rural location outside of Cochrane by RCMP shortly after the shooting is believed to be connected to the investigation.

Although we are not able to release the number of gunshots, or suspects, as that forms part of the investigative details we are still working to confirm, we can confidently say no nearby houses were struck by bullets.

We have been asked several questions about the breed of the dog who also died during the murder. Unfortunately, the breed is not known at this time so we are unable to provide that information.

This incident has undoubtedly shaken the community and our thoughts are with those who knew and loved Mr. Toor. If you need assistance, please reach out to the CPS Victims Assistance Support Team (VAST) or call the Distress Centre Calgary’s 24-hour support line at 403-266-HELP (4357).

No further updates are expected to be released.

Fatal shooting in Crestmont

A fatal shooting in the southwest community of Crestmont earlier this afternoon resulted in the death of a man and his dog.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, police were called to reports of a shooting in the 500 block of Cresthaven Place S.W. Upon arrival by EMS, the victim was declared deceased.

It is believed the suspect(s) fled the area in a vehicle. The vehicle may be related to an unoccupied vehicle subsequently recovered by the Cochrane RCMP. At this time, investigators believe this was not a random attack.

"This shooting took place in the middle of the day in a neighbourhood area where people were out walking their dogs. We are currently speaking with a number of witnesses who were in the area at the time of the shooting and are asking anyone with information to contact police," says Homicide Unit Staff Sgt. Colin Chisholm. "We will not tolerate this kind of reckless disregard for public safety and will dedicate as many resources as it takes to finding the person or persons responsible."

An autopsy is expected to be scheduled in the coming days. Further information about the victim will not be released until a proper next of kin notification can be completed.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact us by calling the 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

Case #21258806/3863