Around 8:20 a.m., emergency personnel were called to the 100 block of Everwoods Court S.W. Police in Calgary are investigating a shooting that occurred in the Evergreen neighbourhood on Thursday that left one person dead and another in critical condition.
According to the police, they discovered a man and a woman suffering from what seemed to be gunshot wounds inside a parked automobile.
The woman, Nakita Baron, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the police.
The second victim, a male in his 30s, was taken by paramedics in critical, life-threatening condition to the hospital.
The event brings Calgary’s total for shootings this year to 92, moving it closer to last year’s 96.
Call the Calgary Police Service’s non-emergency number at 403-266-1234 if you have any information regarding the shooting, or you can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.
It is uncertain which victim, or if both, were targeted in this blatant act of violence that took place at a time when families were out and about in the neighbourhood, despite the fact that it did not seem to be a random crime.
A dark brown Bentley was spotted at the location on Thursday; it was parked in the driveway of the house, which is located close to the corner of a cul-de-sac.
According to police, an unidentified male approached the car, fired shots at it, and then escaped in an SUV. The SUV is identified as a black, 2007–2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse.
Staff Sgt. Sean Gregson stated in a release that “we are requesting any witnesses who have not come forward with information to contact police.”
Edgar Gallardo, a neighbour, claims that he had previously noticed the car. It has always been a fairly calm neighbourhood, so hearing that a woman was shot and killed nearby and seeing the police vehicles caught Gallardo off guard.
Natalia Gomez, a different neighbour, said she awoke to the sound of multiple emergency cars and police sirens outside her door. It’s startling. I always feel secure in my neighbourhood, but lately I’m concerned that something is going on that I’m not explicitly aware of.