A Saddened News for Calgary media and public.
Muslim Council of Calgary (MCC) is saddened to share this information with Calgary media and public.
Early account of this sad event received by MCC indicates that the shooting was near premises of Muslim Cemetery near Cochrane. It appears that the incidence took place after the completion of a burial at the site. Most of the people who participated in the funeral had already left. Few individuals whose identity is not known to MCC were reportedly involved in a gunfight. The exact cause or details of this gunfight is also not fully known and RCMP is currently in process of investigation.
Various news channels and the information coming out of hospitals indicate that there were 4 males who received injuries as a result of this incident; however they are all expected to survive. One of the injured suffered serious injuries but at the moment is stated to be in a stable condition.
Muslim Council of Calgary and its affiliate organizations are saddened by this tragic incidence. Graveyards and cemeteries are considered sacred places and must be respected by all.
At this point in time although we are not entirely certain about the real motives of this undesired incidence, however MCC does not feel that this event is related to any hate crime.
MCC will continue to work closely with law enforcing agencies to help them conclude the investigations.
Muslim Council of Calgary
Media and Information Department