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Calgary Stabbing Leaves Two Women Dead, One In Hospital

Two women are dead and a third woman is in hospital after a stabbing in Calgary.

Police say officers were called to a home in the 6400 block of Penbrooke Drive S.E. around 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

UPDATE: Police have identified the woman who died in hospital as 29-year-old Fahmida Velji-Visram. Police say she was a friend of the other woman killed in the stabbing.

Police have not identified the second woman killed, pending an autopsy Tuesday.

Charges of two counts of second-degree murder and one count of aggravated assault are pending.

One woman ran out of a house screaming and covered in blood, reports CBC News.

Witnesses say she later died in a neighbour's arms.

A second woman died in hospital, while the third person is listed in non-life-threatening condition.

Neighbour Brian Racette told the Calgary Herald he was playing video games when he heard commotion coming from next door.

“I heard a bunch of loud ladies, screaming,” he said. “I looked outside and there was a bunch of police officers running up to the house.”

A suspect who fled from the area was arrested just before 8 p.m., a short distance from the scene.

According to a CTV News report, a vehicle was found abandoned behind an industrial building in the 4900 block of 102 Avenue S.E. and is believed to belong to the suspect.

Investigators say they do not believe this was a random act of violence.

Calgary is still reeling from last month's stabbing attack that killed five people.

With files from the Canadian Press

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