Car sought in connection with Calgary double homicide

Victims from Calgary, Airdrie identified in early Wednesday morning shooting in northeast Calgary parking lot

Calgary police officers survey the scene where two people were shot and killed in northeast Calgary. AZIN GHAFFARI / LIVEWIRE CALGARY

Calgary police are now searching for a car they believe was seen at the scene of a northeast Calgary shooting that left two men dead Wednesday.

Emergency crews were called to the 2400 block of 37 Avenue NE after 2 a.m. Wednesday following reports of gunshots.

Police say officers found two wounded men inside a sport utility vehicle.

Calgary police collected evidence Wednesday morning after two people were shot and killed in the early morning hours. AZIN GHAFFARI / LIVEWIRE CALGARY

One man was pronounced dead at the scene and the other person died in hospital.

Police have now released the victims’ identities. Jasdeep Singh, 25, of Calgary, and Japneet Malhi, 22, of Airdrie were identified by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Witnesses reported seeing a vehicle leaving the area around the time of the shooting.

Police are now looking for a dark-coloured, four-door 2002 to 2006 Nissan Altima, with a rear spoiler.

Security footage of a vehicle Calgary police believe was near the scene of a double homicide April 3, 2019. COURTESY CPS
Though this isn’t the specific vehicle they’re looking for, this is what the Nissan Altima model would look like, police said. COURTESY CALGARY POLICE SERVICE

Ozzy Abou Ghani, owner of Mazaj Lounge and Restaurant, adjacent to the parking lot where the victims were shot, said there are several security cameras in the area that likely would have captured some of the evening’s events.

“It’s affecting too many businesses, everybody around this parking lot. Again, it’s a public parking lot, we all share it,” he said.

“We’re helping the city police and hoping to go back to business.”

Investigators have been checking surveillance footage from nearby businesses and are asking people with any information on the shooting to call their homicide tip line.

Anyone with information is asked to call Calgary Police at 403-266-1234.

  • files from the Canadian Press and Azin Ghaffari
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