2 men who were shot to death sat in car for 12 hours in Calgary neighbourhood, police believe

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Calgary police are investigating after two men were found shot to death in a car in the city's northeast.

Officers were called to the 1000 block of Marcombe Drive N.E. around 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday for reports of a suspicious vehicle that had been left running, according to a news release.

Once there, officers found two people dead in the vehicle. Police said it's believed the two men were shot to death between 9 and 9:30 p.m. Monday.

The homicide unit is investigating and police said it's believed the shooting was targeted.

"This was a violent and targeted incident that resulted in the death of two individuals," said staff Sgt. Martin Schiavetta of the Calgary Police Service's homicide unit in an emailed release.

"While we are in the early stages of this investigation, this shooting has the hallmarks of organized crime. We are committed to keeping our community safe and asking anyone with information to contact police."

Autopsies will be conducted on Wednesday and Thursday.

Anyone with information or who may have seen suspicious activity in the Marlborough area are asked to contact police at either 403-428-8877 or 403-266-1234, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.