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20-year-old man charged in connection to fatal triple shooting in northwest Calgary

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WATCH: Calgary police are asking for the public's help in locating two men believed to have played a role in a triple-shooting Friday. As Christa Dao reports, the appeal for tips comes as the victims’ identities have been released. – Aug 31, 2020

A 20-year-old man has been charged in connection to a triple shooting that left two people dead and sent another to hospital on Friday evening.

At around 8:40 p.m., police were called to the northwest community of Sandstone Valley. When officers arrived, two men were found dead and another male youth was taken to hospital in stable condition, police said.

Following the completion of autopsies on Monday, police confirmed the identities of the victims as 27-year-old Abas Ahmed Ibrahim and 19-year-old Mohamed Khalid Shaikh.

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One day after the shooting, police released photos of the suspect vehicle and the three occupants believed to be involved in the incident.

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On Monday, police said one of the suspects had been located along with the suspect vehicle.

Dennis Wong is facing several charges, including two counts of accessory after the fact to murder and one count of party to the offence of attempted murder.

Wong is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 3.

Read more: 2 people killed, 1 in serious condition after northwest Calgary shooting: police

In a news release Monday, police said officials are still looking for the other two suspects and are asking the public for help in identifying them.

Calgary police are looking to identify two suspects believed to be involved in a fatal shooting in northwest Calgary on Aug. 28.
Calgary police are looking to identify two suspects believed to be involved in a fatal shooting in northwest Calgary on Aug. 28. Calgary Police Service
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Anyone with information is asked to contact Calgary police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Memorial set up near scene of  deadly Sandstone Valley shooting

On Monday, friends of the victims set up a small memorial near the scene of the shooting.

Aryan Al-Khatib says he knew Ibrahim but was closer to Shaikh.

He alleged the 19-year-old had been involved in some sort of criminal activity since a young age but said his death still caught his friends off guard.

“It’s just so sad to see him go so early,” Al-Khatib said. “Once you get caught up in things you can’t really escape it. He was in a situation where he couldn’t really and, unfortunately, this is what happened at the end.”

Al-Khatib also had a message for the suspects involved in the shooting.

“You know you took a life. You made a mother lose her son,” he said. “I don’t know whether that hurts you or not, but they will be brought to justice and… they’ll get what they deserve.”

Rawi Babiker was a close friend of Shaikh and said that his death should be a wakeup call for anyone who may be in a similar situation.

“If [Shaikh] was here, he wouldn’t have wanted us to be doing what he was doing,” Babiker said. “He would’ve just wanted us to live our lives and to go down the right path.”
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