Canada: Southeast shooting victim remains in medically induced coma
Yousef Mohammed, the victim of a Friday evening shooting along 17 Ave. S.E., is comatose in hospital with his wife at his bedside.
According to Imam Abdi Hersy, Mohammed is considered to be in stable but critical condition.
The imam and dozens of members of Calgary’s Somali community have been to the hospital to show their support for the victim’s family. Yousef Mohammed is married and the father of three young children.
On Friday evening, Mohammed was shot in the neck during a suspected robbery attempt at the Dahab Exchange, the business he owns in Forest Lawn.
Witnesses saw two masked men run from the scene. Police have not made an arrest in connection to the shooting.
Imam Abdi Hersy wants Mohammed’s attackers to come forward.
“My message to them is you need to surrender,” said the imam. “Enough is enough. You have damaged the community and society in general. We don’t need such a thing. We came to Canada to feel safe.”
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service, 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers.