Police lay charges in shooting, stabbing incidents

Police have charged a 19-year-old man with attempted murder in connection with a New Year's Day shooting. They have also charged a 25-year-old man in connection with three stabbings last Sunday.

The Calgary Police Service has laid three charges of aggravated assault against a 25-year-old man following a series of stabbings in the southwest on Sunday. 

Investigators are working to identify another man linked to the stabbings.

In the first incident, a man was stabbed in the arm at Westbrook Mall just before 7 p.m. after being approached by two men.  

One hour later, a second stabbing victim walked into the police station on 17th Ave. S.W. at 45th Street.

A third stabbing was reported to police at 9 p.m. at a residence in the 2400 block of 17 Ave. S.W. and resulted in a man being taken to Foothills Hospital in life-threatening condition.

Police believe the first two stabbings were random attacks. However, they say the third victim was known to the alleged attacker.

Staff Sgt. David Keagan said the investigation is still underway.

"At this point, we are still searching for the second suspect plus we are attempting to, through our investigations, solidify identity as to who he actually is."

New Year's shooting charge

Police also laid a charge in another recent violent crime. 

A 19-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder in connection to a shooting on New Year's Eve.

A 33-year-old man was shot with a shotgun just after 10 p.m. MT on Athlone Road S.E. 

"There's no gang connection here," said Keagan. "The two individuals were known to each other, were acquaintances and it's believed the altercation stemmed from a financial dispute."

The victim remains in hospital in stable condition.