Calgary

1 dead, another seriously injured in Saddle Ridge shooting

EMS said one man is dead and another in hospital after a shooting in northeast Calgary on Saturday. 

Police cordoned off Saddlecrest Boulevard N.E. and asked drivers to avoid the area

Police cordoned off Saddlecrest Boulevard in northeast Calgary as officers investigated a fatal shooting. (Terri Trembath/CBC)

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EMS said one man is dead and another clinging to life after a shooting in northeast Calgary on Saturday. 

Police said they received multiple calls about a shooting in the 200 block of Saddlecrest Boulevard N.E. around 7:25 p.m. 

Two men were found with gunshot wounds, police said.

The first man was pronounced dead at the scene, the second taken to Foothills hospital in life-threatening condition, EMS said.

Calgary police investigate a homicide in the 200 block of Saddlecrest Boulevard N.E. on Saturday night. (Terri Trembath/CBC)

Saddlecrest Boulevard was cordoned off and police asked drivers to avoid the area while officers investigated.

Police said in an emailed release at 9:30 p.m. that suspect descriptions were not yet available as the investigation is in its early stages.

An autopsy will be scheduled for early next week to identify the victim, police said.

Corrections

  • The initial version of this story stated that this was Calgary's first homicide of 2020. The Calgary Police Service later deemed a Jan. 1 death a homicide and thus the first of the new year.
    Jan 06, 2020 2:27 PM MT

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