Calgary police looking for links in recent homicides of four men

CALGARY — Police in Calgary say they are investigating possible links between four recent homicides in the city that could be related to drugs or organized crime.

The latest involves a 23-year-old man who was shot and killed on Tuesday while driving a vehicle in the northeast neighbourhood of Taradale.

Two days earlier, a 49-year-old man was killed in a home in the northwest Hamptons neighbourhood.

Police say four suspects entered the house, targeted the victim and drove away in a small SUV.

On April 3, a 25-year-old man and a 22-year-old man were found shot inside a vehicle in the city’s northeast one was pronounced dead at the scene and the other died in hospital.

Staff Sgt. Colin Chisholm says all the killings occurred within Calgary’s Indo-Canadian community.

Investigators are looking for public information that may connect the cases, he said.

“We’re not thinking necessarily it’s gang-related, but we are open to the possibility that … drugs or organized crime are involved,” Chisholm told a news conference Friday.

“Three homicide incidents, four homicide victims, in less than a month and a half — we would be completely remiss to not look at those possibilities.”

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