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Calgary man charged after firing gun downtown

Last Updated Sep 28, 2020 at 10:27 am MDT

A look at the outside of a Calgary police cruiser. (PHOTO: Tom Ross, 660 NEWS)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Charges have been laid against a Calgary man after he fired a gun in the city’s downtown area last month.

On Sept. 8, police said the man was having an argument with another person at Tomkins Park on 16 Ave. and 8 St. SW.

The man stood in the middle of the avenue and fired his gun multiple times before leaving the park.

“Standing in the middle of a downtown street recklessly firing a weapon, at a time when the establishments in the area are closing for the night, put many people in danger,” said S/Sgt. Jodi Gach. “We have seen the deadly consequences of events such as this and will do everything we can to find those who are so careless with the lives of others.”

Police said no one was hurt.

After looking through surveillance footage of the area, police identified the man and arrested him at an apartment building on Waterfront Court S.W. last Wednesday.

The 26-year-old man faces a number of charges, including possession of an unlicensed weapon, possession of a prohibited firearm and carrying a concealed weapon.