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Calgary police investigating hate-motivated crime

Last Updated Feb 26, 2020 at 4:19 pm MDT

(PHOTO: Tom Ross, 660 NEWS)

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.

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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.”

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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.