Calgary Police Service lay 7 charges against man for July shooting

Aug 7 2019, 10:38 am

One man has been charged following a July 31 shooting in NE Calgary.

The Calgary Police Service issued a release on Tuesday detailing the seven firearm charges that have been laid against 23-year-old Ahmed Rakka after he was arrested on Saturday, August 3.

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The investigation stems from initial reports of a shooting on the 3300 block of 64th Street NE at around 9:30 pm on Wednesday, July 31.

When police arrived on scene no suspects were found, and no injuries were reported.

CCTV footage from the area identified a man believed to be Rakka to CPS, and he was apprehended four days after the shooting.

“While this shooting was a targeted attack, the potential for a member of the public to have been injured was extremely high,” said Staff Sergeant Greg Cooper of the CPS Guns & Gangs Unit, in the release.

“The total disregard for the safety of the public shown by the suspects involved in this incident is very concerning to us and we will continue to investigate until all of the suspects involved have been identified and charged.”

Rakka has since been charged with one count each of:

  • Discharging a firearm with intent to wound
  • Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
  • Possession of a firearm without a licence
  • Possession of a firearm without a registration certificate
  • Possession of a prohibited/restricted firearm with ammunition
  • Possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order
  • Breach of a recognizance order

Anyone with further information about the incident can call the Calgary Police Service’s non-emergency line at 403-266-1234.

Tips can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or through their website.