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Calgary police investigate fatal shooting in Douglasdale

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Burnt-out vehicle in Foothills County may be connected to fatal Calgary shooting: CPS
WATCH: Calgary police continue to investigate a deadly shooting in the city’s southeast. As Elissa Carpenter reports, the investigation began after a man was shot in Douglasdale and then led police to a burnt-out vehicle in Foothills County. – Dec 15, 2022

Calgary police are investigating a death in a southeast neighbourhood Thursday morning.

EMS confirmed to Global News they were called to a police incident in the 200 block of Douglas Ridge Circle S.E. around 8:30 a.m.

One person was declared dead.

Calgary police said one man is dead after what’s believed to be a targeted shooting in the southeast community of Douglasdale on Dec. 15, 2022. Global News
Calgary police said one man is dead after what’s believed to be a targeted shooting in the southeast community of Douglasdale on Dec. 15, 2022. Global News
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In a news release sent out by police just before 10 a.m. CPS said a man died from a shooting that’s believed to have been targeted.

Homicide investigators are gathering security camera footage along with information from witnesses.

“I heard about five or six gunshots go off,” Jason Vanderhorst, a nearby neighbour told Global News.

“After that, it went quiet, then maybe 20 minutes later we started hearing sirens all over the place.”

An aerial view of the southeast neighbourhood of Douglasdale where Calgary police say one man is dead after what’s believed to be a targeted shooting on Dec. 15, 2022. Global News

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday at 9 a.m.

An aerial view of the southeast neighbourhood of Douglasdale where Calgary police say one man is dead after what’s believed to be a targeted shooting on Dec. 15, 2022. Global News
An aerial view of the southeast neighbourhood of Douglasdale where Calgary police say one man is dead after what’s believed to be a targeted shooting on Dec. 15, 2022. Global News

Burned-out SUV found

A vehicle believed to be connected to the shooting was also found Thursday morning in Foothills County.

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At around 9:40 a.m., Okotoks and Foothills emergency services responded to a vehicle fire in the 6400 block of 296 Avenue E.

Okotoks RCMP officers found a burned-out SUV that matched the description of a vehicle connected to the fatal shooting in Calgary earlier that day.

Late Thursday, Calgary police confirmed the SUV was connected to the shooting.

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Investigators are looking for tips from anyone who may have seen an individual filling up a container with gas with a white 2022 Ford Expedition. Police believe the gas was purchased prior to the morning homicide and the gas was used to burn the vehicle found in Foothills County.

Police continue to investigate both incidents, but currently have no suspects in custody.

Police are asking anyone with dashcam footage from the Douglas Ridge S.E. during the hours of 7 to 9 a.m. Thursday morning, or from the 296 Avenue S.E. area of Foothills County between 8:45 and 9:40 a.m., to share that footage with investigators.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through the Crime Stoppers website.

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