Woman killed in brazen shooting along 16 Avenue NW identified

CALGARY – Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened in front of North Hill Centre on Wednesday, and looking for a man who may have been injured in the attack.

The brazen attack involved “multiple shots” and took place in the intersection of 16 Avenue N.W. and 19 St N.W at around 11:15 p.m.

When emergency crews arrived, they found a woman in her mid-20s suffering from serious injuries who was sitting in the driver’s seat of a white sedan. Paramedics rushed her to hospital in critical, life-threatening condition where she later died. Calgary police have identified the victim as 23-year-old Kallen Carothers.

Global News has learned Carothers worked at a Calgary Moxie’s Grill & Bar.

“It’s just a tragic,” said Moxie’s vice president Jim Weidinger. “She was super friendly and social, and just got along well with everyone. She really will be missed.”

Sources have identified the victim in a brazen Calgary shooting Sept. 9, 2015 as Kallen Carothers.

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Witnesses reported hearing several shots fired and seeing a man, who had been in the vehicle’s passenger seat, leave the scene. Investigators believe that man may have been injured in the shooting.

“We want to find this gentleman who may have been injured,” said Calgary Police Duty Inspector Paul Wyatt at an afternoon news conference.

Wyatt described the man as black, believed to be in his 20s between five foot ten and six feet tall with a thin build. Wyatt said the man was wearing white pants at the time.

Investigators have been canvassing nearby businesses to find out if anyone captured the shooting on CCTV video, or if any of the cameras in the area caught the possible shooter or the passenger on tape.

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Officers don’t believe the incident was random, and think it was a targeted attack. Wyatt said a dark sedan was seen leaving the area. Police said there were no persons of interest or suspects as of 1 p.m.

Police later expanded the original crime scene to include a nearby parking lot, where blood was found.

“It’s safe to say CPS is concerned about the prevalence of gun attacks that have been happening in the community,” said Wyatt. “We’re acutely aware of the rise in shootings recently and we’re looking into it.”

The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit is leading the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call police or contact Crime Stoppers.

GALLERY: Brazen shooting on 16 Avenue N.W.

Calgary police investigate a brazen shooting along 16 Avenue N.W. on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

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Calgary police investigate a brazen shooting along 16 Avenue N.W. on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

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Calgary police investigate a brazen shooting along 16 Avenue N.W. on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

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With files from Jenna Freeman and Nancy Hixt

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