Video purportedly showing Calgary nightclub shooting released online
CALGARY – A video purportedly showing a shooting at Calgary’s TEN Nightclub that sent one man to hospital was posted to YouTube Monday.
The video appears to be raw CCTV footage of the incident, and matches a video shown to Global News by club staff Sunday. Calgary police said they were unable to determine if the footage was authentic and declined to comment.
Police were called to the club in the 1100 block of 10 Avenue S.W. on Sunday morning after a man approached the front door and fired several shots inside.
A 38-year-old man inside the bar was struck by the gunfire. He was transported to hospital in stable condition.
“From what we know, he comes in there often and is a really nice guy. We’re just deeply saddened for him and his family right now,” TEN Nightclub manager Rhett Brownbridge told Global News.
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“If anybody has viewed this video circulating, you can see [the bullet] pass between people’s faces, and you didn’t even see the whole story,” Brownbridge said.
“The trajectory could’ve hit a staff member or any patron,” he added. “Anybody could’ve been in that line, and I just feel absolutely terrible that he’s the victim of this senseless violence.”
The shooter was tackled by bar staff. He and another suspect were arrested at the scene.
Mohamed Elmi, 31, and Mohamed Salad, 29, both of Calgary, have each been charged with numerous offences including attempted murder, discharging a firearm with intent to endanger life and aggravated assault.
Police said they are searching for a third suspect who was able to flee the scene after officers arrived.
Brownridge said the attack appeared to be “completely random.”
“Reviewing the tapes, knowing that it just shows somebody carelessly going up and not thinking about it…and you can’t imagine what was going through the suspects’ minds.”
Brownridge said given the circumstances, he didn’t think a better outcome was possible.
“It was handled with the utmost professionalism, and the reaction of our security saved people’s lives,” he said. “They are there to keep people safe, and this is testament to that—that they will go the distance for you.”
The nightclub released a statement on Facebook Sunday evening, which said staff were forever grateful to patrons and the community for all their “love and support at this sad time.”
READ BELOW: Complete statement from TEN Nightclub regarding Sunday’s shooting
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim of the senseless and random act of violence carried out this past Saturday (Sunday Morning), we are deeply saddened for your suffering. Thanks to the courageous acts of our security staff that apprehended the suspect immediately in the act & preventing entry to the venue further injuries were prevented. We are all forever in their gratitude. Suspects were taken into custody shortly after the incident.
Safety of our patrons and staff is our absolute number one concern, we take every precaution to prevent violence and encourage an enjoyable environment for everyone to visit. We are forever grateful to our patrons and communities alike for all your love and support at this sad time.
We encourage anyone who might have information to report to the Calgary Police Service, your help at this time will ensure justice is served. You may also reach out to us for any of your questions and concerns.”
– With files from Carolyn Kury de Castillo
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