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Police identify victim of homicide in Taradale

Last Updated May 17, 2019 at 2:26 pm MST

Three cars remain cordoned off by Calgary police following a collision in Taradale. Police say one man was found dead inside one of the cars. (Credit - Megan McPhaden)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) –┬áCalgary police say a suspicious death earlier this week in Taradale has officially been deemed a homicide.

Around 11:50 p.m., on Tuesday, police were called to Taracove Road and Taravista Drive N.E. where they discovered a man dead inside a car.

“We’ve done thorough neighbourhood inquiries, and also a video canvas as well,” said Staff Sgt. Colin Chisholm. “We have obtained some information that has been helpful to our investigation.”

The man has now been identified as Rishabh Saini, 23, of Calgary.

Police say Saini died as a result of a shooting and that it was a targeted attack.

Shortly after the shots were fired Saini’s car crashed into two other vehicles.

“We know that as a result of being shot, he crashed into the vehicle,” said Chisholm.

There is still no word on a potential suspect.