Two suspects arrested in connection with suspicious death investigation
Published Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7:10AM MST
Last Updated Wednesday, January 23, 2019 12:32PM MST
Calgary police say two suspects were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the suspicious death of a 34-year-old man in Hillhurst this week.
The investigation began on Tuesday night, when officials blocked off a wooded area, at Richmond Road and West Hills Way S.W.
The pair of suspects were arrested at approximately 7:00 p.m. that same day.
Police haven’t said anything about what exactly they were looking for in the scene, but confirmed to CTV that it is related to the investigation into the death of a man in Hillhurst.
In that case, investigators were called to an alley behind the 100 block of 15 Street N.W. early Tuesday morning. When they arrived, they found a 34-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
The victim was taken to hospital, but he later died. He hasn’t been identified.
Police assured the public there is no risk to their safety.
Residents who witnessed the large police presence on Tuesday evening were shocked to see how many officers had been called in.
“My mom had seen a couple police cars up on the hill. They were slowly coming out with their flashlights, going into the woods. It looked suspicious, so we stayed around to check it out,” said area resident Jeneva Hernandez. “Slowly, more and more polices were around.”
The scene is expected to stay blocked off for some time and police activity is expected to increase once the sun comes out.
Officials say they are also executing a number of other search warrants across the city in connection with the suspicious death investigation.