Suspects may have burned vehicle after fatal shooting in southwest Calgary

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Police lay a tarp over potential evidence near the scene of a fatal shooting in southwest Calgary on Saturday. (Terri Trembath/CBC - image credit)
Police lay a tarp over potential evidence near the scene of a fatal shooting in southwest Calgary on Saturday. (Terri Trembath/CBC - image credit)

A man was killed in what appears to be a targeted shooting in southwest Calgary on Saturday.

Police say they responded to multiple reports of gunshots fired in the 1800 block of 26th Avenue S.W., in the neighbourhood of South Calgary, at 5:30 p.m.

When police arrived, they say they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds in a vehicle parked in the alley behind that block. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police say.

Police found a vehicle on fire a few blocks away in the 2200 block of 31st Avenue S.W.

According to witnesses, police say multiple suspects left that flaming vehicle for a blue four-door car and fled.

Police respond to a fatal shooting in the neighbourhood of South Calgary on Saturday.
Police respond to a fatal shooting in the neighbourhood of South Calgary on Saturday.(Terri Trembath/CBC)

As of 7:30 p.m., police were searching for suspects, speaking with witnesses and searching the area for CCTV. Police are also working with officers in other jurisdictions.

Police said it's believed the shooting was targeted, although the investigation is in its early stages.

"The level of violence demonstrated in this incident is extremely concerning to us," said staff Sgt. Martin Schiavetta of the police homicide unit in an emailed release.

"We are dedicating resources from across the service to this investigation to ensure that the individuals involved are held accountable."

An autopsy is scheduled for early next week.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police at 403-266-1234.

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