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Calgary homicide unit investigates fatal shooting with 2 crime scenes

WATCH: One man is dead and police are looking for suspects after a shooting in the parking lot of a northwest Calgary grocery store. Michael King reports. – Apr 13, 2023

Calgary police are investigating the second shooting in the city in less than 12 hours.

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Gunfire erupted outside the Safeway grocery store in Kensington near the Sunnyside LRT Station on Wednesday at about 9:30 p.m.

Police were called to the 400 block of 10 Street NW. They believe the gunshots came from a vehicle. It is not clear at this time if there was an exchange of gunfire.

Bullet holes could be seen in a window at 3 Avenue NW and 9A Street NW. Police said no one was inside when shots were fired.

“I was sitting on the couch and suddenly I heard three or four — I thought they were fireworks — but when I came down, I looked from the window, I saw the car was moving,” said neighbour Tajas Kadiwala. “The car was in the centre of the parking lot — a black SUV — I didn’t see much but as soon as I looked out the window, it went out quickly.”

A short time later, the driver of a black SUV approached an on-duty firefighter in the 1000 block of Sixth Avenue SW, asking for help for a passenger in his vehicle who had been shot, police said.

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Firefighters tried to save his life but the passenger was pronounced dead.

Police said the driver of the vehicle left the area before officers arrived.

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EMS confirmed a man in his 20s was found dead near 6 Avenue and 10 Street SW.

EMS confirms the injuries were consistent with gunshot wounds.

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Police say homicide detectives are investigating the two scenes as one case.

An autopsy identified the homicide victim as 23-year-old Omarr Jamal Cameron-Bramwell of Edmonton, police said Friday.

In 2020, Cameron-Bramwell was one of six people charged in connection with an October 2019 shooting in Edmonton that injured a 17-year-old boy.

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Cameron-Bramwell was also charged in another shooting that happened the same night.

Ian Cameron was inside the Safeway store when the shooting happened.

“This stuff is happening way too much right now,” he said. “We seriously need to do something about this.

“There’s been stabbings over here at the LRT station right there and now shootings and shootings in the bus in the morning. … It’s getting ridiculous.”

No arrests have been made.

Police say they have some idea as to a suspect and vehicle description but are holding that information back in order to preserve the investigation at this point.

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Investigators are asking anyone who witnessed the events or who has information to contact police.

Calgary police chief Mark Neufeld held a news conference Thursday afternoon to address recent crimes in the city.

He said if people feel unsafe in public spaces, that is unacceptable.

The police chief said Calgary officers take their oath seriously and are dedicated to keeping Calgary safe and making sure those committing crimes are held accountable.

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“We are on it,” Neufeld said.

“Calgary remains a safe city,” he said. “These incidents are terribly concerning… The violence in our city will never be tolerated… and Calgary remains a safe city.”

He said, according to Statistics Canada’s Crime Severity Index, “Calgary is generally in the middle of the group.”

“We’re not seeing a huge uptick in violent crime, by the numbers.”

Neufeld said the fatal shooting in Kensington involved individuals who knew each other and suggested it was “an organized crime issue.”

“I am disgusted with what’s going on. When we see bullet holes… in highly populated areas in our city… causing people to feel like that they can’t go downtown… that’s a huge problem and that cannot be,” he said.

“You will be held accountable.”


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