Calgary Police Service respond to targeted shooting at CrossIron Mills

Sep 16 2019, 7:59 pm

The Calgary Police Service and Alberta RCMP have responded to reports of a shooting at CrossIron Mills Mall.

An initial tweet at 8 pm stated that officers were currently involved in an incident at the mall, though it did not provide details.

Witnesses who had been in or around the mall at the time took to social media to report what happened, with Emma Wilde Lockyer posting on the public Facebook group What’s Happening in Calgary about being in the mall during the lockdown.

“I’m in the back of a store and the manager was told by police that someone has been ‘seriously injured,’ she stated in the post.

A further update to the same post noted that the lockdown had been lifted and that the mall was being evacuated one store at a time.

Neither the Calgary Police Service nor the Alberta RCMP media line were available for comment when called.

At 8:32 pm the Calgary Police Service provided an update to their Twitter account stating that the incident had not been an active shooter, and that police now believe it to have been a targeted attack.

As such, police do not believe that the public is at any further risk, though there has been no official word yet on an arrest.

More to come…