Kallen Carothers' death not believed to be linked to gang violence

Calgary police say it appears gangs are not responsible for the drive-by shooting in the city's northwest on Wednesday that killed 23-year-old Kallen Carothers.

Calgary police still looking for injured man who was in the car on 16th Avenue when the shooting happened

Kallen Carothers, 23, was killed after a drive-by shooting in the city's northwest. Police are looking for a man who was with Carohers in the car. (Facebook)

Calgary police say it appears gangs are not responsible for the drive-by shooting in the city's northwest on Wednesday that killed 23-year-old Kallen Carothers.

Still police concede they don't know the motive for the shooting, and they continue to search for a man who was in the car with Carothers when the shooting happened.

"We have not identified any suspects for the shooting as of yet. What I can tell you is that this is not a random attack. It's a targeted attack. But, with that being said, it's too early to determine if our victim, our female victim, was a target or not."

The police want the public's help looking for the man described as a black male in his 20s who is roughly five feet nine inches tall with a slim build.

Police are also searching for the suspect's vehicle. It's described as a dark blue four-door car, possibly with tinted windows. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 403-266-1234 or Calgary Crime Stoppers.

While this shooting appears not to be gang related, police say gun violence linked to organized crime is on the rise this year.

Calgary police told reporters in July the level of gun violence in the city is like nothing they've seen before. 

Chief Paul Cook is expected to speak on how police are handling the situation next week.