Shooter killed by Cal­gary po­lice af­ter bus driver al­most hit

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA - THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

A near miss in­volv­ing a tran­sit driver set off a tense con­fronta­tion be­tween a shooter and po­lice of­fi­cers that led to the gun­man’s death.

Po­lice warned res­i­dents in the northwest Cal­gary neigh­bour­hood of Hunt­ing­ton Hills to stay in­doors and in their base­ments on Sun­day af­ter­noon fol­low­ing news of a shooter. Of­fi­cers in a po­lice he­li­copter fly­ing over the area used a bull­horn to re­in­force the mes­sage.

“The ser­vice re­ceived a 911 call that a Cal­gary tran­sit bus driver re­ported a shot fired into the bus that nar­rowly missed the driver,” po­lice Chief Roger Chaf­fin said at a news con­fer­ence.

Bul­lets be­ing shot from a home also hit a num­ber of sur­round­ing res­i­dences. More than a dozen of­fi­cers, in­clud­ing mem­bers of the tac­ti­cal team, sur­rounded the home be­fore the gun­man was shot and killed.

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