CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Calgary police are investigating what’s believed to be a hate-motivated crime that happened Tuesday night.
A man in the northwest Calgary community of Valleyridge says around 8:30 p.m. on Valley Crest Close N.W. he was walking from his car when a Grey Nissan Altima pulled up.
Passengers in the car began throwing garbage at the man before yelling racial slurs at him.
The man says as they were yelling the racial slurs, one of the men showed off a gun before driving away.
“Incidents where people are targeted for mistreatment because of a protected ground like race, religion, gender or sexual orientation are very concerning to us,” Constable Craig Collins said in a release. “The fact that a firearm may have also been used to further intimidate this man makes this case even more serious.”
The man says there were three men in the car, all believed to be caucasian, with one passenger being described as having a medium build and short hair.
Police are asking anyone who may have CCTV footage of the vehicle or passengers to contact them or Crime Stoppers.