Southeast shooting victims in critical condition after arriving at Peter Lougheed Centre
CALGARY -- Two men suffering from gunshot wounds have been transported by ambulance to the Foothills Medical Centre following an early morning shooting in the city's southeast.
Calgary Police Service officials confirmed the gunshot victims were dropped off at the Peter Lougheed Centre in the city's northeast at around 3:30 a.m.
The extent of their injuries prompted the decision to relocate them to the Foothills Medical Centre. At the time of transport, both patients were considered to be in critical, life-threatening condition.
Police confirm the shooting took place in the 3500 block of 17th Avenue S.E.
Eric Liu has been working at the Liquor Bank for the past five months. He is concerned for his safety.
"Actually I'm not shocked (about the shooting), because it's this neighbourhood, you know?" he said, in an interview with CTV News. "People always told me it's not safe, (that) you need to be careful."
Area resident Derek Power said the recent shooting was disconcerting.
"It's a little bit scary living in the area," he said. "You hear all of that and there are constant police cars and ambulances."
At the Peter Lougheed Centre, officers cordoned off a small section of a parking lot . Within the taped-off area is a black Jaguar with a bullet hole in the rear passenger window.
Police confirm the Jaguar is connected to the shooting investigation and the car was towed from the scene shortly after 7 a.m.
Investigators have not confirmed the shooting was targeted or random.
Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the CPS at (403) 266-1234 or give an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers at (403) 262-8477