Suspects charged with attempted murder after man injured in nightclub shooting
Published Sunday, January 10, 2016 10:39AM MST
Last Updated Sunday, January 10, 2016 5:36PM MST
Two men face charges following an early morning shooting at a drinking establishment in the Beltline.
Shortly after 1:30 a.m., members of the CPS Gang Suppresion Team were conducting a regular patrol near TEN X Nightclub in the 1100 block of 10 Avenue Southwest when they heard gunshots and encountered a chaotic scene.
According to police, a vehicle with three men inside had entered the TEN Nightclub parking lot. One of the men approached the front door of the bar and fired several shots.
Inside the business, bouncers had restrained a man believed to be responsible for the shooting. A second occupant of the vehicle entered the club and attempted to assist the suspect escape. The second man's efforts were unsuccessful and he fled the scene before police arrived.
The shooting suspect was transported into police custody and a firearm was located. The third occupant of the suspect vehicle was arrested at the scene.
A 38-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound was found inside the nightclub. EMS spokesperson Adam Loria says the injured man was transported by ambulance to hospital in stable condition with a serious soft tissue injury to his upper torso.
Mohamed Elmi, 31, and Mohamed Salad, 29, both of Calgary, have been charged with:
- Attempted murder
- Discharge firearm with intent to endanger life
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a vehicle
- Possession of firearm with altered or defaced serial number
- Aggravated assault
- Pointing a firearm
Police continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect who fled the scene is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service, 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers.