Calgary police respond to bullet shot through downtown apartment wall

May 7 2020, 9:27 am

A resident of a downtown Calgary apartment building had quite the fright on Wednesday morning.

According to a release from the Calgary Police Service, a tenant of a building on the 1100 block of 8th Avenue SW reported a bullet had been shot through his wall from an adjacent apartment.

Police responded to reports of the gunshot by evacuating residents and stopping traffic for the area.

Officers then entered the building roughly two hours after the initial report, finding that the suspect had fled.

“Firearm calls are extremely challenging and dangerous for our officers and the public,” said Inspector Melanie Oncescu, Duty Inspector with the Calgary Police Service, in the release.

“Until we know that the danger is gone, we have to respond as if there is still a person with a gun in the apartment and take every precaution to protect citizens and first responders.”

No injuries were connected to the incident, and police continue to investigate.

“We appreciate the public’s patience when incidents like this occur,” said Oncescu.

“We always try to do everything we can to resolve calls as safely and quickly as possible.”

Anyone with information on the incident or a suspect is asked to contact 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.