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Calgary police charge teen accused of trying to hire someone to murder another youth

Calgary police are accusing a 16-year-old of attempting a murder for hire.
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Logos are seen on a police vehicle at Calgary Police Service headquarters in Calgary, Thursday, April 9, 2020. Calgary police are accusing a 16-year-old of trying to hire someone to kill another youth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CALGARY — Calgary police are accusing a 16-year-old of trying to hire someone to kill another youth.

Police say in a release that they began investigating last month after getting a complaint.

After a six-week investigation, police say officers gathered enough evidence to support charging the teen.

Staff Sgt. Colin Chisholm says the allegations are disturbing and police are thankful they could investigate before anything tragic happened.

The teen was arrested on Tuesday and is charged with counselling to commit murder, breach of a court order and possession of marijuana.

The suspect cannot be named under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 29, 2022.

The Canadian Press