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Man in hospital after southeast Calgary shooting

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WATCH: A man remains in hospital after a shooting in southeast Calgary on Saturday night. As Cami Kepke reports, residents are thanking some quick-thinking people who jumped into action – Jul 5, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this story reported police were called to the shooting around 7:30 p.m. The time has been corrected to read 8:30 p.m. Global News regrets the error.

A man remains in hospital after a shooting in southeast Calgary Saturday evening.

Police were called to 28 Street and 15 Avenue Southeast in the Radisson Heights neighbourhood around 8:30 p.m. for a report of a man with gunshot wounds.

He was transported to hospital in critical condition. Officials did not provide his age.

“It’s a little scary, knowing that was somebody’s kid,” Laurel Smith, who lives near the scene, said.

Smith said she heard the commotion Saturday night and called 911 when she saw the victim.

She said she is a little shaken but proud of the way neighbours responded.

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“There was a young man from down here trying to keep the guy calm and just being there for him — from the very first moment took control of the situation,” Smith said.

Other people ran to the end of the alley to direct police and EMS to the scene, she said.

“It was nice to see everyone from different walks of life pitching in and trying to save a human life,” Smith said.

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No arrests have been made, according to police.

So far in 2020, Calgary police have responded to over 50 shootings in the city.

Anyone with information about this shooting should call their local police detachment, or anonymous tips can also be made through Crime Stoppers.

– With files from Cami Kepke

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