Shooting victim in Panorama was likely targeted: Calgary police

Police have identified the man who was shot and killed in Panorama Hills early Friday morning.

Twenty-seven-year-old Louie Angelo Mojica was found dead in the driver’s side of a white Dodge Charger on Panamount Way just after midnight. He had been shot multiple times in what police believe was a targeted attack.

Louie Mojica being arrested in Vancouver in May 2016.

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“It’s scary, especially when it happens right across the street from you,” resident Terese Gibbens told Global News. “It makes it better that it wasn’t random, that they’re not shooting someone off the streets. I’m just shocked when you wake up and see police in your front yard.”

Insp. Don Colemen said Mojica was known to police, but didn’t offer any further details at a press conference Friday.

Police tape cordons off the area of a fatal shooting in Panorama Hills.

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The vehicle Mojica was found in is believed to belong to his girlfriend; she is cooperating with police. Colemen said Mojica lived in Panorama but the location of the crime was not near his home.

Police do not believe this crime is related to any recent incidents in Panorama, however they will consider all possibilities.

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A witness reported seeing two vehicles flee the scene early Friday: a dark-coloured minivan, possibly a Dodge Caravan, and a dark-coloured Mazda 3 sedan.

Police are conducting a video surveillance of the area, looking at businesses, traffic cameras and security footage. Anyone with information is being asked to contact the police.

An autopsy is being conducted Friday.

Louie Mojica sits on a Vancouver sidewalk after being arrested by police in May 2016.

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With a file from Global’s Bindu Suri

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