CALGARY - RCMP are investigating reports of a shooting outside a busy shopping mall north of Calgary.
A 42-year-old man who is known to Calgary police apparently was shot in the head near CrossIron Mills, a shopping complex at Balzac, Alta.
Police were notified when the man walked into Calgary's Peter Lougheed hospital with head wounds after being dropped off there by his girlfriend.
Police say he is not cooperating with investigators and has been transferred to Foothills Hospital for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.
The shooter is still at large.
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RCMP Cpl. Darrin Turnbull says both the RCMP and the Calgary police service are working together on the case.
Canine units have been brought in and police are looking for witnesses to the shooting.
"That is very scary,'' said Turnbull of the shooting outside the busy mall. :It is just after six o'clock on an evening when it's right before Christmas and the mall is very busy. It's very concerning to us. Public safety is our No. 1 priority.''
Shoppers were surprised to hear about the shooting.
"It's pretty scary,'' said Debbie Bryson. "You just go to do some Christmas shopping and then something like this happens.''