Calgary

Shooting victims unknown to police

Calgary investigators say the two people killed in what's likely a gang-related shooting did not have any previous run-ins with police.
Police believe the restaurant shooting was targeted and gang-related. ((CBC))

Calgary investigators say the two people killed in what's likely a gang-related shooting did not have any previous run-ins with police.

Someone walked into a northeast restaurant early Sunday and opened fire specifically at one table, police said.

A man and a woman in their mid-20s were killed and two men were wounded.

"The two people that were killed are not known to police, which complicates why this happened, why they're targeted, why they were killed in the way they were," Kevin Brookwell, a spokesman for the Calgary Police Service, said Monday.

A man and a woman were found dead in a northeast restaurant early Sunday. ((CBC))

"So it's not like we have [people known] to our organization or other organizations, so that adds another challenge for our investigators to try to find out motive and who's responsible for this."

Police said they're looking for two suspects. On Sunday, investigators said early evidence was consistent with a targeted shooting that involves gangs.

The male victim was born and raised in Calgary, while the woman was a resident of the city, Brookwell said.

Autopsies were completed Monday afternoon, but the victims' names are being withheld until next-of-kin have been contacted.

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