Calgary Stampeder Mylan Hicks dead after fatal nightclub shooting last night

Sep 25 2016, 4:29 pm

The Calgary Police Service (CPS) released a statement earlier today about a fatal shooting which took place outside of 4630 Macleod Trail S.W (Marquee Beer Market & Stage) around 2:30am on Sunday, September 25.

Upon arrival, CPS said they found one man in his 20’s who had been shot. He was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition but then succumbed to his injuries.

A release by the Calgary Stampeders has confirmed the man to be, defensive running back on their practice squad, Mylan Hicks.

The Calgary Stampeders are devastated by the news of the death of team member Mylan Hicks.

Mylan’s life was taken in act of violence early on Sunday morning.

“Obviously this is an extremely difficult and upsetting time for the players and staff,” said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel. “It’s a terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mylan’s family.”

“The loss of this 23-year-old young man at this stage of his life and his career is an unfathomable tragedy,” said Ken King, president and CEO of the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation. “Our sympathies to Mylan’s family and to the Stampeders family of players, coaches and staff.”

Anyone with information on this incident, who has not already spoken to the police, is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or the Homicide Unit Tip Line at 403-428-8877. Tips can also be left by contacting Crime Stoppers anonymously by phone at 1-800-222-8477 or by email or by text at tttTIPS to 274637.