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Police investigating 'hate-motivated' incident in the S.E.

Calgary police believe the vandals behind graffiti on a car in the SE were targeting the car owner based on their ethnicity. (CREDIT: CPS photo)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Calgary Police are investigating what they say is a hate crime after a vehicle was vandalized and spray-painted with racist slurs.

The incident took place in Douglas Glen Crescent in the city’s southeast between 7:30 p.m. and 7 a.m. Wednesday night.

A 2004 silver Honda Accord had its windows smashed out and racist words were spray-painted on the hood and roof of the vehicle.

Investigators believe the vehicle was targeted based on the ethnicity of the owner.

CPS is asking anyone with information or CCTV footage related to the incident to contact them at 403-266-1234 or through Crime Stoppers.