Calgary police have confirmed the latest suspicious death is the city’s 10th homicide this year.
Police had received reports of gunshots around 7:15 p.m. Thursday in the northeast community of Temple.
When they arrived in the 300 block of Templeview Drive N.E., they found a woman unconscious with a gunshot wound. She later died in hospital.
The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Jamie Lynn Scheible of Calgary.
Officers searched the home and surrounding area for evidence and remained at the scene Thursday night and throughout much of the day Friday.
Police have not said if they have a suspect, but believe this was not random.
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“We continue to investigate this fatal shooting and the motivation has yet to be determined,” said Staff Sgt. Martin Schiavetta in a news release Friday afternoon. “Our investigators believe this was a targeted incident and do not believe it to be random.”
A statement from the Scheible family said they were “devastated” by Jaime’s death, recalling her as a “loving and kind person who was always helping others” and “always brought a smile to our faces.”
“She is beloved by many friends, and was the best mother, big sister, daughter and granddaughter,” the statement read, asking for privacy while in mourning. “We adore her and are overwhelmed with grief.”
Neighbours tell Global News they have seen police at the home many times.
“I’ve got kids. It’s scary… it’s scary. I just fear for my kids’ safety,” said neighbour Abdulsalam Abdulghni.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234 or through Crime Stoppers.