1 dead, 2 injured in daylight parking lot shooting at Calgary’s Trans Canada Centre

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Brazen daylight shooting in Calgary leaves 1 dead, 2 in life-threatening condition
WATCH: One person is dead and two others were rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition following a daytime shooting in northeast Calgary. Craig Momney reports. – Nov 13, 2023

One person is dead and two others are in life-threatening condition following a Monday afternoon shooting in a northeast Calgary shopping centre parking lot.

Emergency crews were called to the Trans Canada Centre, in the 1400 block of 52nd Street N.E. in Marlborough Park, shortly before 2 p.m. for reports of shots fired.

Adam Loria, an EMS public education officer, confirmed to Global News that one person was pronounced dead at the scene. Police confirmed the deceased was an adult male.

Police said a man and a woman were also taken by ambulance to hospital in life-threatening condition. As of late Monday night, police said they were listed in “stable condition.”

Late Monday night, police said they believe the shooting suspects left the scene in a black truck but provided no further details about the vehicle or the suspects. They said the truck has since been found by officers.

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Investigators are now hoping that Calgarians can provide them with any video that could help them piece together what happened.

“Anyone with dashcam footage or CCTV from the following areas is asked to contact police,” police said, noting detectives are hoping to see video of the area surrounding the Trans Canada Centre between 1:40 p.m. and 2 p.m., Chinook Centre between 2:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m., and the area surrounding the 3400 block of 30A Avenue S.E. at around 4 p.m.

“Specifically, officers are looking for footage of suspicious vehicles, individuals or activity, including any vehicles travelling at high rates of speed in any of these areas.”

Anyone with images of the shooting or information about what happened is asked to call police at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

Hassan Dweab, owner of Uncle Moe’s Donairs, said he heard gunshots but didn’t know where they were coming from until police officers showed up in the parking lot.

“This is the world we live in right now and I hope everybody stays safe. I do have concerns because I have a family and kids,” he told Global News.

Morgan Slusar and his two kids were going to the Trans Canada Centre for some ice cream when they heard eight gunshots. He told Global News he didn’t think they were gunshots at first.

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“It’s scary to think about that being around my kids,” he said. “It’s absolutely vicious. It’s unacceptable. Who wants to live in a city like that? This is not OK. This is a very residential neighbourhood.”

— with files from Phil Heidenreich, Global News

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