Ho hum!!! Here we go again, we hadn’t seen one of these Somali shootings in Western Canada for awhile (and then we weren’t looking) since back in around 2012 (here is one post) when we reported on several gang-related violent deaths of Somali young men.
No one is cooperating with police, so what else is new!
From CBC News:
A Toronto mother has travelled to Calgary where her son Abdullahi Ahmed, 26, was slain in an early-morning New Year’s shooting that sent six other people to hospital.
Ahmed died after he was shot Thursday morning at a New Year’s Eve party that went well into the morning at a residence in the city’s southwest.
Ahmed left Toronto for Calgary six years ago.
News of his death spread quickly through Toronto’s Somali community.
“My reaction is one of sadness,” said Ahmed Hussein, national president of the Canadian Somali Congress.
He said Toronto’s Somali community is worried about the shooting given the history of young men from his community who get hurt or are killed in Alberta gang violence.
“In the past there were the deaths of over three dozen Canadian-Somali males in Alberta,” Hussein told CBC News. “This had continued from 2008 to 2011.”
It’s not yet clear if the New Year’s Day shooting in Calgary was gang-related.
Police don’t know if the shooting was targeted or random. At least 50 people were at the party when the shooting started.
Calgary police questioned at least 15 people and report that many are not cooperating with their investigation.
Isn’t it wonderful how diversity brings beauty and strength to otherwise boring communities.