Calgary police investigate shooting in Crescent Heights, third death in 2 days

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Police are investigating a string of suspicious deaths in Calgary. As Michael King reports, the latest death occurred Friday evening in the Crescent Heights neighbourhood where a man in his 20s died – Apr 2, 2022

The Calgary police homicide unit is investigating a deadly shooting that claimed the life of a man in Crescent Heights. The death on Friday is the third suspicious death in two days.

According to police, at around 8:30 p.m., the victim and a friend left the Jerusalem Shawarma location just off 16th Avenue and 2 Street N.W. and headed to their parked vehicle in the alley behind the restaurant.

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Police said while the pair were sitting in the black SUV, unknown suspects “fired multiple rounds” into the vehicle.

A man in his 20s suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Police said the driver then called 9-1-1 while driving towards the hospital, but stopped near 16 Avenue and Deerfoot Trail N.E. just before 9 p.m. where first responders attended to the victim. According to police, the man died at the scene.

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Police ask anyone who may have dashcam footage from eastbound 16 Avenue to Deerfoot Trail N.E. from 8:30 to 9:45 p.m. or any other information to contact the police non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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