Calgary

Death of man found downtown deemed suspicious, police say

Police are investigating what they are calling a suspicious death that took place early Sunday morning in downtown Calgary.

No indication the death is linked to last night's shooting, police said

Police were still on scene collecting evidence more than 12 hours after a man was found in medical distress in Calgary's Beltline. He later died in hospital, and police are investigating the death as suspicious. (Terri Trembath/CBC)

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Police are investigating what they are calling a suspicious death that took place early Sunday morning in downtown Calgary.

According to a release, police were called at approximately 4:50 a.m. to 11th Avenue and First Street S.E. after receiving reports of a man who was in medical distress.

He was transported to hospital, but was later pronounced dead, police said.

There was no information immediately available as to what led to the man being found in medical distress.

One man was found in medical distress in Calgary's Beltline early Sunday morning and was pronounced dead after being transported to hospital. Police remained on scene investigating into the evening. (Terri Trembath/CBC)

Police said an autopsy is expected to take place early this week to identify the victim.

Traffic was still being rerouted in the area as of 5 p.m. Sunday, as police continued to investigate. Roads in the area began to be reopened at 6 p.m.

Police said there is no indication at this time that the death was linked to last night's shooting of two men. 

Two men were found with gunshot wounds in northeast Calgary Saturday night. The first man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A third suspicious death investigation was also underway in Fish Creek Park, after a body was found that was on fire on Sunday.

Police said anyone with any information is asked to contact the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers.

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