Victims of fatal northeast parking lot shooting identified
The Calgary Police Service has identified the two men who were fatally shot in a northeast parking lot Wednesday morning.
The victims have been named as 25-year-old Jasdeep Singh of Calgary and 22-year-old Japneet Malhi of Airdrie. Police officials say Singh and Malhi had visited one of the establishments in the area prior to the shooting.
Officers were called to a parking lot in the 2400 block of 37 Avenue N.E. shortly after 2:00 a.m. on April 3 following reports of shots fired. Police located a bullet riddled vehicle with two men inside. One of the men succumbed to his injuries at the scene while the other was transported by ambulance to hospital where he died a short time later.
“They were seated in a vehicle and, from our investigation, it’s quite obvious it’s a targeted incident,” said Staff Sergeant Colin Chisholm of the CPS homicide unit. “As far as motive, et cetera, those are things that aren’t really clear at this time.”
Investigators are attempting to identify a dark coloured sedan that was seen in the area near the time of the shooting. Police believe the vehicle is a Nissan Altima, believed to be an early 2000s model, with a rear spoiler.
“We don’t have suspects at this time but obviously it’s early on in the investigation and we’re looking for the public to come forward to help us with that.”
Anyone with information regarding the shooting or the location of the suspect vehicle is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234 or anonymous tips may be submitted to Crime Stoppers.