Calgary, AB,

Update: Ongoing police incident in Penbrooke Meadows

Our officers have been on scene at a major incident taking place in the community of Penbrooke Meadows for more than 24 hours. This remains an ongoing, dynamic event and continues to present a significant risk to public and officer safety. No injuries have been reported at this time.

At approximately 3:30 p.m., on Thursday, March 14, 2024, our Tactical Unit was executing a search warrant in relation to an ongoing investigation at a residence located in the 300 block of Penswood Way S.E. Prior to police entering the residence, shots were fired in the direction of police officers on scene.

Since then, we have deployed significant police resources around the clock and have requested several residents of Penbrooke Meadows to shelter-in-place or evacuate their homes. Although we understand the fear, uncertainty, and frustration this has caused, these measures are necessary to protect the public.

We recognize this event has impacted the sense of safety for not only residents of Penbrooke Meadows, but also for Calgarians across the city. There have been ongoing disruptions with continued road closures and access to homes and businesses, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

At this time, we believe we have isolated the risk to a specific area.

Some residents of Penbrooke Meadows will be allowed to return to their homes, however, the shelter-in-place and evacuation of the immediate area remains active.

Residents located at the following addresses will be unable to return to their residences as the incident remains ongoing.

Penswood Place S.E.

40 to 52 Penswood Place S.E.

Penswood Way S.E.

264, 268, 272, 304, 308, 312, 316, 320, 324, 328, 332, 336 and 344 Penswood Way S.E.

Malvern Close N.E.

235 to 239 Malvern Close N.E. and 304 to 364 Malvern Close N.E.

Those residents are asked to attend the information centre at the Village Square Leisure Centre, located at 2623 56 St. N.E., where the Calgary Emergency Management Agency is supporting those impacted by offering snacks, water, showers, phone/device charging, emotional health support and additional information as it becomes available. The centre will close at 8 p.m. Friday night. If you need assistance after this time, please contact the CPS non-emergency line at 403-266-1234.

Residents located at the following addresses with be able to return to their residences with a police escort.

Penswood Place S.E.

4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76 and 80 Penswood Place S.E.

Penswood Way S.E.

220, 224, 228, 232, 236, 240, 244, 248, 252, 256 and 260 Penswood Way S.E.

348, 352, 356, 360, 364, 368, 372, 376 and 380 Penswood Way S.E.

Those residents are asked to attend the Penbrooke Meadows Community Association located at 6100 Penbrooke Drive S.E.

If you require any other assistance, please call the CPS non-emergency line at 403-266-1234.

We have had the assistance of many partners across Calgary, as well as the Alberta RCMP throughout this incident. We want to thank them for their assistance as we work together to bring a peaceful conclusion to this protracted event.

We know this incident has affected many people in Penbrooke Meadows and we want you to know support is available through the Calgary Police Service Victim Assistance Support Team (VAST) by calling 403-428-8398 or toll-free at 1-888-327-7828.

More information is available at: Victim Assistance Support Team (VAST)