Local man in critical condition after shooting in Calgary

A Fort St. John man that was shot in Calgary is still in critical condition.

The incident took place on March 10 on an LRT platform in Calgary, when the victim, a local man in his 30s, was shot at point-blank range by a man who had just been ejected from a bar.

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The shooter, identified by Calgary Police as 24-year-old David Eugene Traynor, was kicked out of the Distillery Pub after exhibiting belligerent behaviour during an amateur rap battle. He was seen on C-Train platform outside the pub wearing a fedora and a trenchcoat. Police believe there was a brief altercation between the two men, which led Traynor to pulling out a gun and shooting the victim in the torso, then fleeing the scene.

The victim, who has been identified by friends as Pat Flintoff, a longtime Fort St. John resident who is originally from Ontario, is currently in critical condition, and according to a local source that wished to remain anonymous, has undergone three surgeries in an attempt to locate and remove the bullet. The source also said Flintoff sustained liver damage.

Traynor was found after a photo of him that was pulled from a Calgary transit security camera and released to the public. He was quickly arrested and has been charged with attempted murder and several fire arms offences.

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