Upper Mount Royal death now considered homicide, police say

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Calgary police said the deceased man's body was discovered in an alley by someone walking their dog Sunday morning. (Mike Symington/CBC - image credit)
Calgary police said the deceased man's body was discovered in an alley by someone walking their dog Sunday morning. (Mike Symington/CBC - image credit)

Calgary police say the death of a man who was found dead in the southwest community of Upper Mount Royal on Sunday is now being treated as a homicide.

Following an autopsy, police have identified the victim as Shawn Garry McCormack, 34.

In a news release, police said investigators believe McCormack's killing was a "targeted incident."

"We are seeking information from witnesses that can further our investigation," Acting Staff Sergeant Lee Treit of the Calgary Police homicide unit said in a news release.

"We are committed to following up on all investigative leads to find answers for the family and friends of the victim."

CBC previously reported that police received a call around 9:30 a.m. with reports of a body found in an alley behind the 1100 block of Frontenac Avenue S.W.

According to police, McCormack was found by someone walking their dog.

Police are asking anyone with information related to the death to contact them or reach out anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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