Skip to main content

Charges of attempted murder, more laid in shooting outside YYC

Police have charged a man with attempted murder and more following a shooting outside Calgary International Airport on Wednesday.

Ethan Zakariyya El-Khatib, 24, faces the following charges:

  • Attempted murder with a firearm;
  • Discharge of a firearm with intent to endanger life (x2);
  • Possession of a restricted firearm;
  • Possession of a prohibited device; and
  • Possession of a firearm with the serial number removed.

Officers were called to Airport Road N.E. just after noon on Wednesday for reports of shots fired.

In a posting on X, formerly Twitter, the Calgary Airport said the incident happened near the cellphone parking lot, a free area for drivers to park while waiting for friends or family to land.

Police say they apprehended a suspect shortly after arriving. Two people were treated in hospital for injuries.

Police said the incident was "targeted" and stemmed from a road rage confrontation near the airport, before ending near the cellphone lot.

El-Khatib will appear in court in Calgary on Oct. 2.

With files from Melissa Gilligan, Tyson Fedor Top Stories

PM pans Poilievre for 'pulling stunts' by threatening to delay MPs' holidays with House tactics

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is threatening to delay MPs' holidays by throwing up thousands of procedural motions seeking to block Liberal legislation until Prime Minister Justin Trudeau backs off his carbon tax. It's a move Government House Leader Karina Gould was quick to condemn, warning the Official Opposition leader's 'temper tantrum' tactics will impact Canadians.

Stay Connected