Calgary police charge teenage brothers in fatal Marlborough Park shooting

Two teenage brothers have been arrested and charged after a man was killed and two others were seriously injured in a shooting in Marlborough Park, Calgary police said Tuesday.

Just before 2 p.m. Monday, police were called for reports of a shooting in the parking lot of the Trans Canada Centre on 52 Street NE.

When officers arrived, they found a man dead, as well as a man and a woman who had been shot.

Police say the two surviving victims were taken to hospital where they remain in stable condition.

Officers on scene “immediately received valuable information from witnesses on scene” according to Calgary police, including a description of the suspects and their vehicle, a black truck.

Investigators said in a Tuesday update that minutes after the shooting, police saw the truck speeding in northeast and southeast Calgary.

HAWCS was used to follow the vehicle “due to public and officer safety risks.”

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Calgary police say the truck was abandoned in the parking lot of the Chinook Centre mall on Macleod Trail, where the suspects got into another vehicle that was waiting for them.

That vehicle then drove to two homes on 30A Avenue SE in Dover.

Police surrounded the homes and took two people, aged 14 and 18 years old, into custody.

Investigators have now charged the 14-year-old boy, who can’t be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.

The 18-year-old man has been charged with one count of accessory to murder after the fact.

Police say because of his relation to the youth in the case, his name also won’t be released under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Both of the suspects are set to appear in court on Nov. 16.

Police believe this incident was targeted and connected to ongoing organized crime conflict in Calgary.

They say resources from the Organized Crime and Offender Management Section are working to suppress and prevent any further violence or retaliatory attacks in relation to this shooting.

Calgary police say that support from the community was “critical” in making the arrests.

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“This is an incredible example of Calgarians and police working together to hold people involved in gun violence accountable,” Staff Sgt. Sean Gregson of the CPS Homicide Unit said. “The support we received from witnesses coupled with the extraordinary response from our patrol officers and HAWCS, was instrumental in progressing this investigation.

Organized-crime-related homicides are historically the most difficult cases to solve, and because of the quick action from citizens and our police officers, charges are pending.”

Support is available for those impacted by Monday’s shooting at the Trans Canada Centre.

For those unable to attend in person, CPS’s Victim Assistance Support Team (VAST) can be reached at 403-428-8398, or toll-free at 1-888-327-7828. VAST is a free service offered to all victims of crime or tragedy. District 4 Community Resource Officers can be reached by calling the District 4 Office at 403-428-6400.

Police continue to search the homes in Dover in connection to the shooting.

They are also still looking for dashcam footage of Monday afternoon’s incident, specifically the area surrounding the Trans Canada Centre, located in the 1440 block 52 Street NE, between 1:40 and 2 p.m., the area surrounding Chinook Centre, located in the 6400 block of Macleod Trail SW, between 2:30 and 2:45 p.m., and the area surrounding the 3400 block of 30A Avenue SE, around 4 p.m.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or tip anonymously through CrimeStoppers.

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