Man charged in downtown Calgary shooting

Calgary, Alberta – One man has been charged following a shooting outside a busy downtown nightclub.

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At approximately 1 a.m., on Sunday, June 25, 2017, four women left a nightclub in the 1100 block of 10 Avenue S.W., and got into a car in a nearby parking lot. A verbal exchange occurred between the women and a man that was standing with a group of people in the parking lot. The man then allegedly shot at the car before fleeing.

The bullet entered the car and lodged in the front passenger seat. No one was injured as a result.

An on-duty CPS Tactical Unit member was in the area at the time and witnessed the incident. The officer followed the accused from the scene and was able to challenge the suspect a short distance away. The man was taken into custody without further incident.

A handgun was located and seized a short distance from where the suspect was arrested.

Mohamed A-Kadir ABUKAR, 32, of Calgary, has been charged with one count each of discharge a firearm with intent, discharge firearm – recklessness, possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, possession of restricted firearm with ammunition, and four counts of breach of a prohibition order for possession of firearms. He will next appear in court on Monday, July 10, 2017.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

Case #17263457/3814

Calgary Police Service


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