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2 men shot in McKenzie Towne, 1 critically injured

‘A little too close to home’: Calgarians shaken after shooting in their neighbourhood
WATCH: Calgary police are still on the lookout for suspects after an overnight shooting in the city’s southeast. Police say a targeted attack with a shotgun has left two men in hospital. Gil Tucker reports.

One man was critically injured in a shooting in the southeast Calgary community of McKenzie Towne on Friday.

Police said they were called to the 200 block of Elgin Meadows Gardens Southeast around 2 a.m. for reports of shots fired.

Calgary police investigate a shooting in the 200 block of Elgin Meadows Gardens on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.
Calgary police investigate a shooting in the 200 block of Elgin Meadows Gardens on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Global News

Paramedics took two men to the Foothills Medical Centre — one with life-threatening injuries and the other with non-life threatening injuries, EMS said.

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Police told Global News the victims were found in the street: one with a gunshot wound to the chest and the other with a gunshot wound to his leg.

Calgary police investigate a shooting in the 200 block of Elgin Meadows Gardens on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.
Calgary police investigate a shooting in the 200 block of Elgin Meadows Gardens on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Global News
“I woke up to the gunshots,” area resident Kyle Mckinnon said. “It was roughly 2:30 this morning… few gunshots went off. [I] quickly ran to the window … Couldn’t see very much but definitely heard it.”

Mckinnon lives just a few doors down from the shooting and said the violence is “too close to home.”

“It’s time to move to a safer neighbourhood, I guess.”

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Another area resident, Katie Felt, told Global News she heard four gunshots and ran to her window in time to see a white truck speed off.

“And then we heard somebody screaming for help,” Felt said.

Calgary police investigate a shooting in the 200 block of Elgin Meadows Gardens on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.

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The victims are known to police and the shooting is believed to be targeted, according to the Calgary Police Service.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.

Calgary police investigate a shooting in the 200 block of Elgin Meadows Gardens on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.
Calgary police investigate a shooting in the 200 block of Elgin Meadows Gardens on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Global News / Doug Vaessen

With files from Doug Vaessen