Calgary assault and shooting nets 7 arrests northeast of city

The Calgary police guns and gangs unit has arrested seven suspects in connection with a serious assault and a subsequent shooting last month.

Guns and gangs unit seizes heroin, shotgun at house in hamlet of Delacour

The Calgary police guns and gangs unit has arrested seven suspects in connection with a serious assault and a subsequent shooting last month.

The assault happened on Feb. 20 outside a business in the 4800 block of Macleod Trail S.W.

A few hours later police were called to a residence in Martindale in northeast Calgary for reports of shots being fired.

Nobody was hurt in the shooting, which left four bullet holes in a house.

Police believe it was in retaliation for the assault.

On Tuesday, officers carried out search warrants at a house in the hamlet of Delacour, just northeast of Calgary.

Officers seized almost 15 grams of heroin, a pump-action shotgun and two rifles, among other things.

The seven suspects face 31 charges including drugs and weapons offences, as well as careless storage of firearms and breach of recognizance.

The guns and gangs unit is still investigating the circumstances surrounding the assault and the shooting, and more charges are expected.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.