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Police find body in southeast Calgary after reports of gunfire fired

CALGARY – Homicide detectives were called in to investigate a suspected death in the southeastern Calgary community of Forest Lawn.

Police responded to the scene in the 5200 block of Memorial Drive SE at around 10 p.m. Saturday for reports of gunfire being fired.

When they arrived, they found a man in his thirties in medical need.

Neighbor Reshi Singh heard a shot.

“We were out and came back. We heard a big bang of noise,” she told CTV News. “When we came forward to open the door, the police were here.

“It was very scary.”

EMS was also there, but the victim was later pronounced dead.

Local residents spoke about the incident on Sunday morning.

“It’s the hell scary because this is my corner shop,” said Sabrina Howardson. “Sometimes I go here at night.”

“It’s tragic,” said Jacques Buchanan. “It’s tragic for any church. Unfortunately, it seems to happen more often.”

EMS was also there, but the victim was later pronounced dead.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday and no further information will be released until it is completed.

In the meantime, the police are trying to speak to witnesses to the incident.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877 or the CPS Non-Emergency Line at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be sent anonymously to Crime Stoppers using one of the following methods:

SPEAK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
APP: “P3 Tips”

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