Retaliation angle investigated in Thursday shooting
Thursday’s multiple shooting — the second in a week — has cops concerned about the amount of gunplay in city neighbourhoods.
On Thursday night police were called to a Domo gas station in the 5100 block of Falconridge Blvd NE around 6:30 p.m. where two men were gunned down in their Honda.
"Police are obviously concerned with anytime guns are used. When even one incident happens we take it very seriously," Acting Duty Insp. Frank Farkas said.
On Feb. 2, three people were taken to hospital after they were shot outside a home in the cul-de-sac of Martha’s Green in the northeast neighbourhood of Martindale.
Police don’t believe those two attacks were related. They are looking into the possibility Thursday’s shooting may be retaliation for another incident.
"The victims in this case I believe were known to police and the gang unit has been called in but we’re still in the preliminary stages of the investigation," Farkas said.
A 23-year-old and an 18-year-old were both taken to hospital after the gas station shooting with critical, life-threatening injuries but have since been upgraded to stable condition. They were both shot multiple times.
After the incident, Duty Insp. Luch Berti told reporters police were looking into the retaliation angle but couldn’t confirm if it was revenge for the murder of known gangster Mark Kim, who was shot on New Year’s Eve.
Meanwhile police were investigating another incident Saturday night where a man in his 20s was shot in the arm.
Farkas said this was a case of improper handling of a firearm between friends and was more of an accident than something criminal.
- Police are asking for anyone with information stemming from Thursdays shooting to come forward by calling 266-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).