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Calgary Police Worry About Increase In Shooting-Related Homicides

09/17/2015 11:31 EDT | Updated 09/17/2016 05:12 EDT
The Calgary Police Service
Calgary's police chief is worried about the rise in shooting-related homicides in the city.

Police say there have been 10 shooting deaths so far this year compared to only three during all of 2014.

Six of the firearms-related homicides in 2015 involved gangs, drugs and organized crime.

Police say they have also seized four times as many handguns this year.

The below map was provided by the Calgary Police Service—it shows shooting-related incidents to date this year.

calgary police shooting map 2015

Chief Paul Cook says he is concerned that innocent people could end up getting hurt.

Last week a young woman was gunned down in a car near North Hill Mall. (CHQR, The Canadian Press)

 

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