New details emerge in downtown double shooting
CALGARY – Police are looking for help as they continue investigating a double shooting that happened in the downtown core at the end of May.
Officers rushed to the 2400 block of 10th Avenue S.W. around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 31st after receiving reports of shots being fired.
A gym in the area was hosting a private birthday party when the gunfire erupted.
“A lot of people started showing up that weren’t invited,” says Sheldon Merrick, owner of 8 Weapons Fitness. “I guess there was a brawl just outside… right away we just kind of got everybody out, everybody panicked.”
Investigators didn’t find any victims at the scene, but were contacted by a local hospital when two men were admitted with gunshot wounds. One arrived at the hospital in a car, the other by taxi.
A 21-year-old, who was initially in critical condition, has since been released from hospital and is currently being transported to Ontario on warrants to face unrelated weapons charges.
Another 21-year-old man was treated for minor injuries and released.
Police say neither victims are co-operating with the investigation, nor are any of the witnesses who were at the scene.
Both victims are believed to have traveled to Calgary from Fort McMurray to attend the party.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously.