Late Wednesday night, Calgary had its second shooting in twelve hours. Police closed the block of 6th Avenue and 10 Street SW after a dead body was found laying next to a running vehicle.
Police covered the entire area surrounding the Chinese consulate in crime tape.
The suspect remains at large. Police said they have identified a suspect and vehicle but were unwilling to give more details.
A second crime scene believed to be related resulted in bullet holes through a home window near 3 Avenue NW and 9A Street NW.
A local resident said he heard gunshots around 9:30pm.
“I was sitting on the couch and suddenly I hard three or four — I thought they were fireworks — but when I came down, I looked from the window, I saw the car was moving,” the neighbour said.
“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.”
These incidents are happening on the regular in Calgary as of late.
Earlier in the day on Wednesday, a man was shot on a Calgary city bus.
And just last week, a man was taken into custody in Calgary after stabbing multiple people, putting at least one victim in critical condition.
Calgary’s Mayor Gondek issued a plea last month for more resources after a separate stabbing. Gondek has received criticism and ducked questions from reporters related to her record of voting to defund the police budget in 2020 by $20 million.
“I have made it clear to Administration that I expect immediate action and additional resources to be deployed,” she said.
“We cannot wait for the next tragedy to occur before something more is done.”