Pineridge residents told to shelter in place after gunshots fired

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Calgary police are asking some residents of a northeast community to shelter in place after gunshots were fired Thursday morning.

Police said all residents in the 600 block of Pineland Road N.E. should shelter due to an “ongoing police incident” and confirmed to Postmedia multiple shots were fired in the area.

“Please remain in your residence until further direction is provided, and take direction from officers at scene, if provided,” Calgary Police Service said on Twitter.

Police were first called to the scene at about 5:50 a.m. for reports of property damage. An investigation led officers to believe the offender was armed.

Multiple gunshots were later fired in the area, with no injuries reported.

As of 1:30 p.m., police had not arrested the suspect, who they believed to be inside a residence on the street.

A wide area around the scene was cordoned off by police Thursday morning, with a considerable police presence active in the area.

Numerous police cruisers, as well as an armoured RCMP vehicle deployed in high-risk situations, responded to the scene.

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Editor’s note: Police initially gave an incorrect address where residents should shelter. This version of the story corrects that error.

An armoured RCMP vehicle responds to a shooting incident in the northeast community of Pineridge on Thursday, April 22, 2021.
An armoured RCMP vehicle responds to a shooting incident in the northeast community of Pineridge on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Photo by Gavin Young/Postmedia

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