Calgary, AB,

Victim of weekend fatal shooting identified

A 21-year-old man who died as a result of a targeted shooting on a street in northeast Calgary, has been formally identified by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

On Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at approximately 9 p.m., police received reports of a man being dropped off at the Peter Lougheed Centre, suffering from gunshot wounds. Safar Ali SAFARI was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Investigators believe SAFARI was with a group of individuals in multiple vehicles in the area of 84 Street and McKnight Boulevard N.E. A gun was discharged, fatally injuring SAFARI. 

Investigators are continuing to ask anyone who may have dash camera footage, including semi-truck drivers, or anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area of 84 Street and McKnight Boulevard N.E., between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., on Friday evening, to come forward to police. A map of the area in which the shooting is believed to have occurred is available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

Anyone with information in relation to this investigation is asked to contact police by calling the Calgary Police Service homicide tip line at 403-428-8877 or the CPS non-emergency line 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 #20417033/4701