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Suspect sought after deadly early morning shooting in Evergreen


Calgary police are investigating a shooting in the community of Evergreen on Thursday that left one person dead and another fighting for their life.

Emergency crews were called to the 100 block of Everwoods Court S.W. around 8:20 a.m.

Police say officers found a man and woman in a parked car, suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. 

Police say the woman, identified as 31-year-old Nakita Baron, was declared dead at the scene.

Nakita Baron, 31, died in a shooting early Thursday in the southwest community of Evergreen. (Supplied)

Paramedics transported the second victim, a man in his 30s, to hospital in critical, life-threatening condition.

Police believe an unknown man approached the vehicle, opened fire into it and then fled in an SUV.

The SUV is described as a 2007-2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse, black in colour.

Thursday evening, police released a picture, taken via CCTV footage, of a suspect they're trying to identify.

He is described as being 25 to 35 years old, 172 centimetres (5’8”) to 182 centimetres tall (6’), 81 kilograms (180 pounds) with a medium build.

He was wearing a dark blue hard hat with a black hood, a bright orange T-shirt with a yellow reflective vest and dark-coloured pants.

Police are looking for help identifying this man in connection with a shooting in Evergreen on Aug. 18.

At the scene on Thursday, a dark brown Bentley could be seen parked in the driveway of the home, which sits near the corner of a cul-de-sac.

Neighbour Edgar Gallardo says the vehicle had caught his eye before.  

"It’s always been a very quiet neighbourhood, but to hear that a woman was shot dead right there and to see the police cars is quite surprising," Gallardo said.

Calgary police investigate a shooting in the 100 block of Everwoods Court S.W. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022.Another neighbour, Natalia Gomez, says she woke up to the sound of police sirens and several emergency vehicles outside her door.

"It’s shocking. I always feel safe in my neighbourhood but now I’m like 'oh, there’s stuff going on behind the scenes that I don’t know about clearly,'" she said.

Natalia’s father Diego adds that he never expected anything like this to happen so close to the home they’ve lived in for nearly 20 years.

"It’s very sad because these communities are very quiet," he said.

"Nobody wants to see any kind of violence in this neighbourhood, and all of my neighbours over here are probably concerned."

The incident  marks the 92nd shooting in Calgary so far this year, inching closer to last year’s total of 96.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Calgary Police Service's non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or to submit tips anonymously throughh Crime Stoppers Top Stories

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