Guns and gangs police unit makes 4 arrests in Calgary

Calgary police guns and gangs unit has made several arrests in connection to three recent incidents.

Several recent shootings in Calgary net numerous violence, weapons and drug charges

Sgt. Jason Walker with the Calgary Police Service's guns and gangs unit talks about three recent investigations that led to four arrests. (Meghan Grant/CBC)

Four Calgarians face mutliple violence, weapons and drug charges following investigations led by the Calgary police guns and gangs unit.

The arrests were made in connection to three recent incidents.

Last October, someone opened fire following an altercation between two groups outside Mr. Schnapps Pub in northeast Calgary after several people had been thrown out.

One man was shot in the leg and several patrons inside the bar had to dive for cover as the bullets flew.

One person inside the bar was injured by flying glass.

A 26-year-old man was arrested about three weeks later and charged with two counts of aggravated assault and multiple weapons offences.

2nd incident

In an unrelated case, a man has been charged with attempted murder after an incident in October in the northeast community of Pineridge.

Two groups were meeting in cars parked next to each other when someone fired shots from one car at another, police said.

The driver was shot in the face.

A 22-year-old man fled the scene and turned himself into police three days later. He was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, five counts of failing to comply and multiple firearms offences.

3rd incident

The third incident happened on New Year’s Day and police believe it to be connected to the shooting at Mr. Schnapps Pub.

Shots were fired at a home in a drive-by shooting in the northeast community of Rundle.

No one was injured. Two men, a 20-year-old and a 23-year-old, were arrested on Jan. 3 and charged with multiple weapons and drug offences.

Search warrants related to the two men turned up cocaine, oxycodone and a loaded handgun, police said.

Police believe all three incidents were targeted. 

4th incident 

Though police have yet to make any arrests, it's believed a shooting at the Co-op Village Square Centre gas bar in the northeast is also connected to organized crime.

A man sustained minor injuries after at least three shots from a rifle were fired.


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