Investigation continues as Calgary police release identity of northeast shooting victim

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The investigation into the targetted shooting of a 21-year-old man in northeast Calgary on Friday continues as police seek possible witnesses to come forward.

The man was dropped off at the Peter Lougheed Centre by a couple on Friday at around 9 p.m. He was suffering from gunshot wounds and was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Calgary police have identified the man as Safar Ali Safari.

Investigators believe Safari was with a group of people travelling in multiple vehicles around the area of 84 Street and McKnight Boulevard N.E. when someone discharged a gun and fatally shot him.

As they continue to investigate, officers are asking anyone with dash-cam footage, including semi-truck drivers — or any witnesses of suspicious activity in the area of 84 Street and McKnight Boulevard N.E. between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday — to contact police.

The location where 21-year-old Safar Ali Safari was fatally shot. Photo by Courtesy Calgary Police Service

People with information can contact police on the Calgary Police Service homicide tip line at 403-428-8877 or the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.calgarycrimestoppers.org.

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