Po­lice probe fa­tal shoot­ing in Pen­brooke Mead­ows

Calgary Herald - - CITY + REGION - YOLANDE COLE [email protected]­media.com

The fa­tal shoot­ing of a man in the south­east neigh­bour­hood of Pen­brooke Mead­ows early Wednes­day kept stu­dents at a nearby el­e­men­tary school in­doors for much of the day.

Cal­gary po­lice said of­fi­cers were called around 6:30 a.m. to the 200 block of Pensville Close S.E. for re­ports some­one in a home had been shot.

When emer­gency re­spon­ders ar­rived, a man was pro­nounced dead at the scene, po­lice said.

Of­fi­cers cor­doned off an area in front and be­hind a row of town­houses Wednes­day morn­ing as homi­cide de­tec­tives spoke with res­i­dents.

The po­lice ser­vice said there is no risk to pub­lic safety as­so­ci­ated with the shoot­ing.

Neigh­bour Ab­dul­lah Hus­sain said he heard bang­ing on a door and saw a car leav­ing the al­ley around 3:30 a.m.

Other neigh­bours said they have no­ticed a lot of par­ties at the res­i­dence.

Kelly O’Don­nell, whose daugh­ter goes to kinder­garten at James Short Memo­rial School, said it was scary to see the in­ci­dent be­ing in­ves­ti­gated across a field from two schools.

She said stu­dents at her daugh­ter’s school were be­ing taken straight into the build­ing Wednes­day morn­ing.

“Not only is this a re­ally scary sit­u­a­tion, but you’ve got kids, and they’re full of ques­tions and they want an­swers,” she said.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the in­ci­dent is be­ing asked to con­tact po­lice or Crime Stop­pers.

An au­topsy on the male vic­tim is sched­uled for Thurs­day.

If the in­ci­dent is de­ter­mined to be a homi­cide, it would be the 14th in the city this year.


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