August 28, 2014 9:19 am
Updated: August 28, 2014 2:39 pm

Young man charged in fatal downtown shooting


CALGARY – Police have charged a 21-year-old man in connection to the shooting death of an innocent bystander on the weekend.

Hussein Ibrahim, 21, faces one count of reckless use of a firearm.

Police say they are continuing to investigate his role in Saturday’s shooting, which killed 26-year-old Natasha Mohamed Farah.

The young woman was leaving a bar on the corner of 1st Street and 11th Avenue S.W. when she was hit by a stray bullet.

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Police have said the Farah was an innocent bystander. Her death is Calgary’s 23rd homicide of the year.

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Ibrahim is one of three people who were questioned in connection to the shooting on Monday, and then released.

Another man remains in custody, as he is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for an attempted murder in Toronto.

Witnesses who were in the area of 11th Avenue and 1st Street S.W., in the early morning hours of Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 are encouraged to call police.

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Ibrahim is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

Officers escort Hussein Ibrahim out of the Calgary Police Service’s arrest processing unit on Wednesday, August 28th, 2014.

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