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Calgary police investigating in Abbeydale after multiple gunshots fired

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Calgary Police are looking into an early morning break and enter that ended with gunfire Saturday morning in Abbeydale.

Officers believe multiple suspects, wearing masks and armed with handguns, broke into a home on the 800 block of Abbotsford Drive and Abadan Crescent N.E. around 4 a.m.

Five adults and two children were inside at the time.

The suspects allegedly assaulted two of the adults, demanding money and other items before leaving.

Outside as they left, police said the suspects fired gunshots that hit at least three neighbouring homes.

Nearby residents tell CTV News they heard up to 20 shots in a quick succession.

"They (were) rapid fire," said Corey Radloff, who lives near the intersection. "It literally happened right between our vehicles here. So it's pretty scary."

"All we saw was someone speeding into the alley behind our house."

"It woke me up from my sleep," said neighbour Marinda Coutts. "It was crazy.

"I thought someone was banging on my front door."

The two victims were left with "significant" injuries and were taken to hospital. The other two adults and the two children were not injured.

Police believe there were three or four suspects and that some left on foot and others in a red truck.

Throughout the morning, police spoke with nearby residents and set up more than 20 evidence markers along Abbotsford Drive.

They appeared to be focused on one house in particular.

Neighbours Debbie and Craig Thomas said they've seen officers there in the past.

"Where it did take place, they kind of have had a few problems there before," Debbie said. "I'm always kind of wondering what's going on down there."

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 403-266-1234.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online here or through the P3 Tips app.  

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