Shooting at a Muslim cemetery in Canada injures four

Published: March 12, 2016


Four people have been injured in a shooting incident at a Muslim cemetery in Canada according to police reports.

The incident took place on Friday afternoon near Cochrane, Alta, as a result of an altercation following a funeral according to Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Four men were transported to Calgary hospitals following the shooting.

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“It looks as though all the parties involved were at this funeral. And at this point we are not exactly sure what the relationship is between the shooters and the victims,” said Cpl. Sharon Franks.

“They were there to mourn a friend and family member,” she said. “This is one of those things that is hard to understand.”


Franks said police are treating the investigation as targeted and not racially motivated.

​The funeral was for a 21-year-old man who died of a heart attack according to the cemetery manager.

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While there is no risk to public, Police are urging any witnesses to contact the Cochrane RCMP. Cochrane is just northwest of the Calgary city limits.

Earlier, In January, shots rang out at a high school in Canada’s western plains province of Saskatchewan, leaving five people dead and two others critically injured, the prime minister said.

The school shooting was the deadliest in 26 years in Canada.

This article originally appeared on cbcnews

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