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34-year-old man identified as victim of upper Mount Royal homicide

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A Calgarian out walking their dog Sunday morning made a grisly discovery as they came across a body in an alley, according to police. Craig Momney has the details – Jul 3, 2022

A Calgarian out walking their dog Sunday morning made a grisly discovery as they came across a body in an alley, according to police.

Police were called to the alleyway in the area of the 1100 block of Frontenac Avenue S.W. and located the man dead on the road.

The homicide unit has since taken over the investigation as police said this death is considered suspicious.

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Following an autopsy, the victim has been identified as 34-year-old Shawn Garry McCormack, police said in a news release on Tuesday.

Police said the homicide is believed to be a “targeted incident.”

“We are seeking information from witnesses that can further our investigation,” Acting Staff Sgt. Lee Treit, with the Calgary Police Homicide Unit, said. “We are committed to following up on all investigative leads to find answers for the family and friends of the victim.”

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Calgary police are asking anyone in the area who may have seen anything or have security camera footage to contact police as investigators piece together how the man ended up in the alley. Residents in the area can call the Calgary police non-emergency line at 403-266-1234.

Police also said they’re looking to speak with anyone who might have information on the last known location of McCormack or his whereabouts leading up to his death.

Anyone else with information about this suspicious death can either call the local police number or anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers.

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