CALGARY – A Calgary man has been charged with first-degree murder following a daytime shooting on Edmonton Trail Sunday.
Alan Devon Bird, 20, has been remanded in custody and is set to appear in court March 6.
Investigators were called to the 2600 block of Edmonton Trail N.E. around 2 p.m. on Sunday, and found a 30-year-old man suffering from critical injuries. He was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, and was identified by police Monday afternoon as Jaimend Roberto Orellana-Sincuir.
Police said Orellana-Sincuir was a resident in one of the duplexes, and that a third party “known to both the suspect and the victim” lived on the other side of the duplex.
Police believe the incident involved a “confrontation of some kind between the victim and the accused prior to the shooting” rather than a random attack.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone who has information about the shooting is asked to call police at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers.
Several area residents were shocked with the brazen violence that unfolded in their neighbourhood.
“We’ve heard firecrackers going off in the area before, so the first thought was it was firecrackers,” said neighbour Betty Petrov. “I was just kind of concerned about the dogs, and I thought, ‘you know what? It was really loud, right?’ And that’s why we wanted to come out to see.”
“It’s shocking. You just don’t think it’s going to happen that close to home.”
With files from Lisa MacGregor