CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Calgary police are on the hunt for five suspects after a homicide in the northwest community of Hamptons last weekend.
At around 3 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, police were called to a house on Hampstead Close N.W. where they found a man in his 40s dead inside.
The victim has now been identified as Bikramjit Dhindsa, 49, of Calgary.
Calgary Police Staff Sgt. Martin Schiavetta gave an update today about a homicide in the Hamptons on Sunday. He says it has hallmarks of organized crime and it was a targeted attack. Four people went into the home, there was a fight, and a 49-year-old man died. #yyc pic.twitter.com/SBOq3fqT1j
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Police believe that four people entered the home where an altercation took place.
“In our investigative process, there are certainly hallmarks of organized crime related to this homicide,” Staff Sergeant Martin Schiavetta told media inside Calgary Police Service headquarters.
Investigators believe this was a targeted attack, although Schiavetta would not say if the victim was known to police.
Video surveillance later showed the four suspects leaving the area in a smaller, four-door SUV, driven by a fifth suspect.
Police are asking for any witnesses who may have seen the suspects or the vehicle to come forward.
“We know that there are people within the community who know who’s responsible for this homicide. We also know that the people that committed this homicide know their involvement, and like any other homicide, there are different levels of involvement,” Schiavetta added.
It’s too early to say if this murder is linked to any other recent ones in the city, such as Wednesday morning’s shooting in Taradale, but investigators are examining any connections both locally and out west.
“We are working, obviously, with investigators in that homicide. We’re working with investigators in other homicides that have occurred recently,” Schiavetta said. “And we are working with police from the RCMP and Vancouver into some of the violence that’s occurring in the Lower Mainland to see if there’s any connections to Calgary.”
There is also concern about this recent spate of murders as the weather has warmed, and Schiavetta believes this stresses the importance of community cooperation.
“We do feel the pressure. And our job as a police service is to ensure public safety, and that’s why we want people in the community to work with the police. The faster we can bring resolution to this case and some of the other outstanding homicides, the better it will be.”
You can call police at 403-428-8877 or contact Calgary Crime Stoppers for anonymous tips.