July 20, 2014 12:08 pm
Updated: July 20, 2014 2:14 pm

Calgary father on edge after early morning shooting

Police investigate shooting in Forest Lawn.

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Police are investigating an early morning shooting in the southeast community of Forest Lawn.

It is the second shooting in our city in as many days.

Around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday morning police were called to the 1200 block of 43rd Street Northeast.

EMS rushed to the scene after being notified by police. A man in his 20’s from inside a residence was taken to hospital in serious condition.

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“I heard some arguing and knew there was some fighting going one,” said neighbor Kirk Russell.  His young son was sleeping when gunshots first rang out.

“You heard a bunch of screaming. People started screaming at me to call 911,” said Russell.

“A lot of the neighbours started coming out to see what was going on. They want to leave this area. It’s just too close to home.”

Police are in the process of interviewing witnesses. They say they currently have no suspects in custody.

This is the second day police have responded to shots being fired. Around 12:40 a.m. on Saturday morning, police responded to a shooting in the 300 block of 17th Avenue Southwest.

The man is expected to recover from his injuries. The victim in the case is not cooperating with police.


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