Shooting in Sunalta becomes first Homicide of 2022 for Calgary, victim identified

Calgary, Alberta – Our Homicide Unit continues to investigate a fatal shooting in Sunalta, which marks our city’s first recorded homicide of 2022.

At approximately 3:20 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, we were called to the 1200 block of 17 Street S.W., for reports that a man had been shot. Upon arrival, officers located a man in a back alley suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. Despite officers and paramedics performing life-saving efforts, the victim was pronounced deceased on scene.

An autopsy was completed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, which identified the victim as 36-year-old Eric RIENDEAU, of Calgary. It is believed that the victim was targeted.

Investigators are searching for a suspect vehicle described as a small black or dark grey SUV, that may have frequented the area.

The investigation is ongoing and 12 Avenue S.W., between 17 Street S.W. and 18 Street S.W., continues to be shut down, as well as an alley south and parallel to 12 Avenue S.W.

Anyone with information about this incident, or the suspect vehicle, is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

APP: P3 Tips

Case #22006855/3750

BACKGROUND

Calgary Police investigate shots fired in Sunalta

Calgary, Alberta – We are currently on scene and investigating a shooting that occurred this afternoon in the city’s southwest.

At approximately 3:20 p.m., today, Jan. 6, 2022, we were called to the 1200 block of 17 Street S.W., for reports that a man had been shot. Upon arrival, officers located a man suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound in a back alley. Despite officers and paramedics performing lifesaving efforts on the victim, he was pronounced dead on scene.

While the investigation continues, 12 Avenue S.W., between 17 Street S.W. and 18 Street S.W., is shut down. An alley parallel to 12 Avenue S.W., is also shut down.

Shots Fired
File Photo – Shots Fired

No further details are available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477 TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org APP: P3 Tips

Case # 22006855

Calgary Police Service

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