Calgary police release photo of Saddle Ridge shooting suspects

Calgary police have released a photo of five people thought to be involved in a shooting in the community of Saddle Ridge earlier this year.

The shooting happened in the intersection of Saddlecrest Park N.E. and Saddlecrest Boulevard N.E. at around 5:40 p.m. on Friday, March 17.

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Police said two groups of men, approximately eight people in total, began shooting at each other. Several of the suspects were carrying firearms and at least six shots were fired, with two bullets recovered from nearby homes.

No one sought medical assistance following the shooting, but police said that doesn’t necessarily mean no one was injured.

The men involved in the attack were able to get away before police arrived on scene. Police later arrested two suspects.

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On Thursday, police released a photo of the shooting, captured by nearby CCTV cameras, in hopes of assisting with identifying the other individuals involved.

In a news release, police said details about the case remain limited, but it’s believed the incident “stems from an ongoing dispute between two groups of men in their early 20s, within the South Asian community.”

“Officers have been working with community leaders in hopes of finding a peaceful solution to the ongoing disagreement.”

At a news conference, Saddle Ridge Community Association board member Riyaz Khawaja said the incident was “shocking for the whole community.”

“There are concerns for the safety of our kids, of the families,” he said. “We want our streets and our city clean of any crime.”

“We want our community members to know if they see anything unusual, they have to be vigilant and they can report that to Crime Stoppers and law enforcement, because that’s the only way we can keep our community safe.

Investigators are looking to the public for help locating two vehicles seen speeding away from the scene. One is described as a white, four-door 2007 Honda Civic, while the other was a white, four-door 2015 Honda Accord.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Calgary police non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or contact Crime Stoppers.

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