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Public information sought in northeast Calgary gang murders

Autopsies on the victims, shot to death Tuesday night, are scheduled for Wednesday. Their names will be released once autopsies are completed.

A common-law couple was shot at their Redstone Manor home last night. CPS said the female victim was known to police for gang related activity.

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A common-law couple was shot at their Redstone Manor home last night. CPS said the female victim was known to police for gang related activity.

Two people are dead following an apparent gang-related shooting Tuesday night, and Calgary police are asking anyone with information to come forward. 

Insp. Don Coleman of the CPS Homicide Unit said the incident took place around 8 p.m. Tuesday. Police were called to a home in the 0-100 block of Redstone Manor NE, after receiving reports of shots fired. 

Insp. Don Coleman said the female victim is known to police for gang-related activity.

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Insp. Don Coleman said the female victim is known to police for gang-related activity.

Coleman said upon officer arrival on scene one man was found dead and a woman was found in life-threatening condition. She was transported to hospital with a police escort, but has since died of her injuries. 

A five-year-old boy, the son of the female victim, was also found in the car, but wasn't injured in the shooting. 

"Several family members were inside the home when the shooting occurred and have been spoken to by homicide investigators," said Coleman. "It's unknown if whoever is responsible knew the five-year-old was in the vehicle at the time of the incident. He left the vehicle and entered the home at the same time those inside were coming out."

Coleman said the five-year-old and one other child lived in the home with the victims.

Coleman said the  female victim is known to police and this shooting is believed to be gang related .

"This was not random and at least one of the victims was the likely intended target," he said. "The female victim has a lengthy history of being involved with a number of criminal networks in the city."

CPS remain on scene at the home on Redstone Manor NE.

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CPS remain on scene at the home on Redstone Manor NE.

The man, 38, was found dead in the front passenger seat of the car parked inside the attached garage. The female victim, who was 34, was found on the driver's side. Coleman said the victims were in a common-law relationship.

Autopsies on the victims are scheduled for today. Their names will be released once this is completed, Coleman said. 

Police continue to seek information from the public regarding suspects in this case. No suspect descriptions are available yet and reports of a white minivan being sought in connection with this incident are inaccurate, said Coleman. 

He said those involved in gang-related activity looking for a way out should speak with police.

"The best way to exit this lifestyle is to come forward and speak with us," said Coleman. "There is only really two ways out– police assisted or what happened last night."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234, or the Homicide Unit Tip Line at 403-428-8877. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers.

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