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UPDATE – Shooting Incident in Calgary on New Year’s Eve

Calgary Police Service – Following an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the victim from a shooting incident that occurred on New Year’s Day has been identified.

At approximately 5 a.m., Thursday,  Jan. 1, 2015, police were called to a residence in the 1900 block of 36 Street S.W., for reports that shots were fired at a house party where more than 50 people were in attendance.

Six people received injuries ranging from minor to serious but stable.

A seventh victim was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition, where he succumbed to his injuries. He has been identified as Abdullahi AHMED, 26, of Calgary.

At this time this is not believed to be a randomly targeted residence, however, investigators are still working to determine the motive, and if any one person was specifically targeted. Both non-involved partygoers, and an innocent bystander who was driving past the residence at the time were struck.

It is believed the gunshots began within the residence and then travelled outside the residence as the offender(s) fled. There are no suspects, or descriptions of people or vehicles available at this time.

Investigators would like to thank the public who have come forward to assist in this investigation. However, police continue to request anyone who was at the party come forward to provide any information they may have.

Background

At approximately 5 a.m., Thursday,  Jan. 1, 2015, police were called to a residence in the 1900 block of 36 Street S.W. for reports that shots were fired at a house party where more than 50 people were in attendance.

Seven people have been treated for gunshot wounds, one of which, a man, remains in life-threatening condition. The other six victims, have injuries ranging from minor to serious but stable. There are both male and female victims, all ranging in age from early 20s to early 30s.

Investigators have spoken with a number of witnesses, however, it’s believed many more have yet to come forward. The witnesses who have been spoken with thus far have identified themselves, and others at the party, as members of African communities. Investigators are asking members of the communities who may have any information about the incident to contact police, their Diversity Resources Member, Crime Stoppers or the Homicide Tip Line. Anyone who may have been in the area at the time is also asked to contact police.

Police Non-Emergency number – 403-266-1234
Diversity Resources Member for African Communities, Cst. Raul Espinosa – 403-428-8161
Homicide Tip Line – 403-428-8877
Crime Stoppers – TALK: 1-800-222-8477  TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

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