Man in serious condition after downtown Calgary stabbing

Calgary police said a man was sent to hospital Saturday night after a stabbing downtown.

Police said the violent incident happened around 9:30 p.m. at 7 Avenue and 8 Street SW outside a Circle K convenience store.

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The victim reportedly chased the offender after being stabbed but did not catch him, according to police.

Emergency Medical Services said the victim – a man in his 20s – was taken to hospital in serious but stable condition.

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Police said the stabbing was targeted and related to the drug trade.

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The suspect is believed to be a man in his mid 20s, according to police.

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