Saanich man dead after shooting in rural area near Calgary

CALGARY — A Saanich man has died in a shooting in a rural area northeast of Calgary, RCMP say.

Officers were called out on Thursday afternoon to investigate a complaint of a firearms injury in Rocky View County, police said.

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They found a man with a gunshot wound and were unable to save him, despite administering first aid.

The victim, whose name is not being released, is a 30-year-old from Saanich.

Police said the public is not believed to be at risk.

An autopsy is being done by the office of the chief medical examiner in Calgary.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 24, 2020

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