Police responded to reports a man was shot in a quiet southeast neighbourhood early yesterday morning, but investigators continue to search for the initial crime scene.
Calgary police spokesperson Kevin Brookwell said the 29-year-old man suffered a single gunshot wound and was wandering towards a Co-Op gas bar in Copperfield at 15566 McIvor Blvd. SE when he called police at 5 a.m.
“He wasn’t really co-operative and just pointed towards the south when police asked where he was shot. We have investigators completing a comprehensive grid search,” Brookwell said, adding officials seized surveillance tapes at the scene, hoping for clues on the man’s appearance in the neighbourhood.
The victim is recovering in hospital in stable condition.
Neighbours in the quiet community were stunned by the sight of police tape and many wondered what occurred the night before, including James Balfour.
“I moved out here because it was quiet and safe, but I guess stuff like this can happen anywhere,” he said.
Police don’t believe the man is from the Calgary area and are asking anyone with information to call 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.