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Calgary police arrest another man over drug-related multiple shootings

A ninth man has been arrested and charged in connection to an organized crime group Calgary Police believe is responsible for dozens of shootings over drug-related disputes.

Calgary police made the arrest after tips from the public.

Calgary police have now arrested and charged 9 men for their connections with two groups using gun violence in drug-related disputes. (David Bell/CBC)

A ninth man has been arrested and charged in connection to an organized crime group Calgary Police believe is responsible for dozens of shootings over drug-related disputes.

The shootings were carried out predominantly in Calgary's northeast between January 2015 and May of this year — eight men were arrested and charged last month.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested and charged for his role in a drive-by shooting on the 100 block of Coral Springs Close N.E. on Dec. 13, 2015. Multiple shots were fired at a parked vehicle with two men inside. No one was hurt.

Ahed Alwand of Calgary has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder, two counts of attempted murder, accessory after the fact of attempted murder, possession of a loaded firearm, and three counts of breach of recognizance.

The Calgary Police Major Crimes section worked with tips from the public for the arrests.

They also encourage anyone involved in or connected to the gang lifestyle to visit www.cpsgrip.com for help.

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