Abbeydale shootings not targeted
The Calgary Police Service has charged a Calgary man and a man from Chestermere in connection with a shooting incident in the northeast Calgary neighbourhood of Abbeydale on Sunday.
Police were called to Abbeydale after a driver reported he was followed by a gold-coloured Jeep Cherokee carrying two occupants. He heard a loud noise, pulled over his vehicle and found a bullet hole in the trunk of his car.
As police were investigating the call concerning the shooting, an officer saw a non-injury collision involving a gold Jeep Cherokee on Abbercove Way NE.
The two occupants of the Jeep were quickly taken in to police custody. The men have been identified as Alexander Jonathan Crews, 22, 0f Calgary and 22-year old Christopher Dale Burton-Squire of Chestermere.
Soon after, police began receiving complaints from residents who found bullet holes in their homes and vehicles in the neighbourhoods of Abbeydale and nearby Marlborough Park. Fortunately, no one was injured in the shootings.
Police believe at least ten shots were fired during the incident.
Christopher Burton-Squire is facing eight weapon and property-damage charges, while Jonathan Crews has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, impaired driving, dangerous driving and possession of ammunition.
Investigators believe the shootings are a result of alcohol impairment and none of the victims were specifically targeted.
The charges against Crews and Burton-Squire have not been proven in a court of law.