Saanich man, 30, dead after shooting near Calgary
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. Declassified records show RCMP intelligence officials devised a secret Cold War plan to use a hidden briefcase camera to photograph Communists and Soviet Bloc officials travelling through Toronto's airport. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
VICTORIA -- A Saanich man is dead after a shooting in a rural area northeast of Calgary.
Mounties say officers were called out Thursday afternoon to investigate a complaint of a firearms injury in Rocky View County.
Officers from Airdrie, Beiseker and Three Hills RCMP found a man with a gunshot wound and were unable to save him, despite administering first aid, police said.
The victim, whose name is not being released, is a 30-year-old man from Saanich, B.C., according to police.
Mounties say the public is not believed to be at risk.
An autopsy is being done by the office of the chief medical examiner in Calgary.
With files from The Canadian Press