Arrests for pair of 2022 Calgary shootings point to organized crime

Calgary police have made multiple arrests following two “complex investigations” into a pair of shootings in the city last year.

At around 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 15, 2022, Ashley Mawdsley was fatally shot in the 200 block of Douglas Ridge Circle S.E., the city’s 25th homicide of the year. Police later found a burned-out white 2022 Ford Expedition about 22 kilometres south of the site of the shooting.

And at around 12:40 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2022, a non-fatal shooting happened in the parkade underneath the Real Canadian Superstore in the city’s East Village.

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In the course of the investigations, individuals with connections to organized crime were determined to be responsible for each incident.

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CPS arrested the individuals on Tuesday afternoon.

The identities of the accused in the pair of shootings will be released when the charges are formally made.

“Despite both shootings being targeted, these offenders demonstrated a complete disregard for public safety and placed members of our community at risk of serious harm or death,” CPS Staff Sgt. Martin Schiavetta said in a statement.

“Both of these shootings occurred at times when people were going about their daily routines.

“The victimization of Calgarians caused by organized crime violence can have a devastating and lasting impact on innocent bystanders and the community as a whole.”

Police are asking anyone with information about either incident to call the CPS non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or anonymous tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers.


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