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Police determine murder sufferer in Forest Garden capturing

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Police have recognized the person slain in a Monday evening capturing within the metropolis’s southeast.

And so they say they’re making an attempt to find a car seen on the scene of the capturing.

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Following an post-mortem Wednesday, police say Donald Lyons, 43, died after being shot within the 1800 block of thirty fifth Road S.E. at about 10 p.m.

A person discovered close to a truck was declared useless on the scene. A severely injured lady — who continues to get well in hospital — was situated close by.

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Murder investigators stated it’s believed the capturing was focused and that the unidentified sufferer and the suspect knew one another.

The parking zone within the 1800 block of 35 Road S.E. was the scene of capturing that left one individual useless and a second critically injured on Monday night, December 18, 2023. Gavin Younger/Postmedia

A protracted-time good friend of Lyons stated the girl who was shot was the person’s ex-girlfriend however doesn’t know why the capturing occurred.

Lyons, stated Joe Firetto, was a “good man, a real man who’d do no matter it took to have your again.”

“I’m heartbroken, I can’t consider it.”

He recalled the daddy of three as soon as rushed to bodily shield him when he feared he was being adopted by a presumably violent assailant.

He was additionally beneficiant, offering him meals when instances have been robust, stated Firetto.

Lyons was concerned within the development business and had been working outdoors of Calgary however had returned to the town simply earlier than he was killed, stated Firetto.

“He’d simply gotten dwelling for per week and noticed his little woman,” he stated.

Police are searching for the general public’s assist in finding dark-grey or black, 2016 to 2018 Toyota RAV4.

Vehicle of interest in Donald Lyons homicide
Calgary police are in search of a darkish gray or black, 2016 to 2018 Toyota RAV4 that’s believed to be a car of curiosity within the murder of Donald Lyons. Calgary Police Service

Anybody with details about this incident, together with CCTV or dashcam footage or CCTV from the realm, between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on  Dec. 18, 2023, is requested to contact police by calling 403-266-1234.

Suggestions can be given to Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, on the app at P3 Suggestions and at

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