Geography not a factor in recent Marlborough homicides: police
Calgary's northeast Marlborough neighbourhood has been the site of three homicides in the last two weeks, but police say they don't see a trend.
A man whose name has not yet been released by police was shot and killed while visiting a friend's home on Saturday. Witnesses say the attackers wore masks and sped off in a car.
Sarah Nicole Rae, 24, was found stabbed to death in a residence in the area on Aug. 3, while a 17-year-old male died after a stabbing attack on Manora Place N.E. on July 30.
Police said two of the victims didn't live in the area.
"You can't just say that we have a problem with Marlborough and that we should be afraid of that," Staff Sgt. Patty McCallum said on Monday. "These crimes occur throughout the city."
Some residents said they have raised concerns about drugs and crime in the area with police, and are feeling frustrated.
"We're trying to do the right thing and help them out and we're told to keep our nose out of it," said Lila Reynolds.
Police said they are taking those calls seriously, and they hope the public will continue to call to help them curb crime.
Investigators said they don't believe the most recent shooting was random but have not said if it's related to gangs.
"It's shocking, it's scary, but it's still our street," said Marlborough resident Elaine Paquet. "It's still our home."