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Police believe May homicide linked to other violent acts

Last Updated Sep 26, 2019 at 6:39 am MST

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Calgary police are hopeful the release of new CCTV footage will lead to tips on a murder that happened back in May.

Early in the morning of Sunday, May 12th, police were called to a home in the 100 block of Hampstead Close N.W., where 49-year-old Bikramjit Dhindsa was found dead.

Investigators believe this was a targeted homicide, which was related to the drug trade and linked to other violent acts around the city.

“Obviously the acts of violence that are occurring are related to the drug trade. The drug trade, of course, is organized crime. Organized crime operating at various levels — right from the street to the highest levels,” said S/Sgt. Martin Schiavetta.

At around 10:30 p.m. on May 11th, surveillance footage shows four suspects leaving an SUV driven by a fifth suspect.

They entered the home, where there was an altercation, and the suspects left only about four minutes later.

The suspects then fled in the same SUV, which is believed to be a 2008-2010 Nissan Rouge.

Surveillance footage also indicates there were other vehicles driving through the area at the time of the incident.

Schiavetta would not provide specifics on which cases exactly are linked to this murder, but it happened within weeks of two other incidents.

In early April, a man was found shot to death in a vehicle in Taradale.

Days after the Hamptons homicide, two men were shot to death in a northeast parking lot.

Police identified a connection early, due to the fact all of the victims are members of the Indo-Canadian community.

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Investigators are concerned there will be more retaliatory violence connected to these crimes and are hopeful somebody saw the suspects on May 11th and can provide some more tips.

“We will not be successful without the information from the public,” Schiavetta said. “There are members in the community who know the identity of the individuals.”

Tips can be made to police by calling the non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or the Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877.

Information can also be given anonymously to Crime Stoppers.