Calgary police investigate downtown shooting that sent man to hospital

A taped-off area after a shooting on the 1300 block of 12 Ave S.W. of Calgary. A man was sent to hospital in stable condition. Kevin Billo / Global News

A shooting in downtown Calgary early Monday sent one person to hospital in stable condition.

The call came in around 5:30 a.m., after a man was found in the 1300 block of 12 Ave S.W. suffering from a gunshot wound, according to EMS.

They say they transported him to Foothills Medical Centre in stable condition.

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“It’s not a great feeling when you hear about a shooting in the area. You expect the city to be safe,” said Aryan Batel, who lives right in front of the area where the shooting happened.

Andrew Davenport has lived in Calgary for nine years. He said he noticed the increase of homelessness in the past five to six years, especially in Kensington where he lives. However, he said he isn’t too worried.

“There are a few things to worry about but it’s nowhere near the extreme where you have to worry about things all the time,” he told Global News. “You really have to have your wits about you at all times because you never know when something’s going to go sideways and it can happen in a real hurry.”

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