Extra particulars emerge of weekend murder in Calgary linked to B.C. gang battle

Extra particulars are rising a few focused killing in southwest Calgary that is been tied to elevated gang violence in B.C.’s Decrease Mainland.

The taking pictures came about on Could 22 round 5:30 p.m. within the 1800 block of twenty sixth Avenue S.W. When police arrived, they discovered a person, now recognized as Gurkeert (Gary) Singh Kalkat, useless from gunshot wounds. 

The sufferer’s brother, 23-year-old Jaskeert Kalkat, was killed in a taking pictures exterior a Cactus Membership Cafe in Burnaby, B.C., on Could 13. Police have mentioned Jaskeert was linked to gang exercise.

The suspects within the Calgary murder fled in a Honda Odyssey van with a stolen licence plate, in line with police, earlier than transferring to a blue, four-door Subaru Impreza within the alley of the 2200 block of thirty first Avenue S.W.

“Earlier than fleeing this scene, witnesses reported seeing at the very least two suspects mild the stolen van on hearth. Investigators imagine that one of many suspects could have sustained burn accidents to his palms and arms throughout this incident,” Calgary police mentioned in a information launch. 

“Investigators have been in contact with hospitals all through Alberta and British Columbia, nevertheless, haven’t but recognized any suspects.”

Police have launched photographs of that automobile taken from safety digicam footage. Investigators say the suspects fled the realm, ultimately driving north on Crowchild Path. 

Calgary police mentioned the murder is believed to be immediately associated to the “ongoing gang battle” happening within the Decrease Mainland and referred to as it “focused, pre-planned and deliberate.”

Crime reporter Kim Bolan breaks down who was concerned in Saturday’s killing and the way they connect with gang violence seen not too long ago within the Decrease Mainland. 5:12

“There’s a good likelihood that these offenders travelled to Calgary with the only goal of committing this murder,” mentioned Workers Sgt. Martin Schiavetta with the murder unit within the information launch.

Anybody with info on the murder is requested to contact police at 403-266-1234, or anonymously by Crime Stoppers. 

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